With Halloween on the horizon, we are sharing this City of Fort Worth news item about Historic Cemeteries. It also provides information more broadly about the City’s historic designation and preservation programs.
"Cemeteries are among the most valuable historic resources. They are reminders of various settlement patterns, such as villages, rural communities and urban centers. Cemeteries can reveal information about historic events, religions, lifestyles and genealogy.
Names on grave markers serve as a directory of early residents and reflect the ethnic diversity and unique population of an area. Established in large part for the benefit of the living, cemeteries perpetuate the memories of the deceased, giving a place character and definition, according to the Texas Historical Commission."