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Missouri Colony

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SH 121, N of Grapevine, Grapevine, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 58' 12.313992", -97° 1' 53.475744"
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     In 1844 related families from Platte County, Missouri, settled in this area. James Gibson, one of the earliest settlers in Tarrant County, owned this site. In 1845 more relatives and friends arrived. They became known as the Missouri Colony. The pioneers raised cattle and grain. John. A Freeman taught school and preached to the settlers at Lonesome Dove. Some original colonists moved to pioneer other frontier regions. Others remained to help build the northeastern section of Tarrant County, the first permanently settled area in the county. (1979)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Missouri Colony Historical Marker Location Map, Grapevine, Texas