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James Tracy Morehead

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Wildwood Rd. at N Dooley, Grapevine, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 57' 3.863196", -97° 4' 22.514124"
    Texas State
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     Virginia native James Tracy Morehead came to Texas with his family in 1852, settling in newly organized Tarrant County. Two years later, he was chosen to serve as the County's third Chief Justice. He is credited with naming the town of Grapevine, originally known as Dunnville. His suggested name came from the Grape Vine Springs, a pioneer landmark located east of the settlement. Although he served only one term as Chief Justice, Judge Morehead remained active in government. In 1858 he presided over the elections that organized neighboring Parker County. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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