|Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds Corporation
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Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds Corporation
Much work and an untold number of hours have been dedicated to this project by the Arlington
Historical Society and its many volunteers including representatives from the City of Arlington
and Tarrant County. Specifically, Geraldine Mills was instrumental in bringing the importance
of this project to the forefront. Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds Corporation is hoping to
assist in a meaningful way. Visit the Arlington Historical Society website here:
In preparation for restoration and preservation of the Memorial Grounds, extensive research of
land records, burial records and others have resulted in a reliable list of the names of those
buried there. Land work, including surveying, platting, and permitting are underway.
Design elements for the basis of the resoration are complete, including the selection of a fence,
gates, and locations of sidewalks.
These historic cemeteries will be restored to the condition that represents their historical
significance to the City of Arlington, Tarrant County and the descendants of those buried there.
The entire site will be surrounded by an ornamental fence that is eight feet tall. The fence will
sit on a concrete curb that will enhance landscape maintenance and security. Walkways will
wind through the cemeteries, providing visitors a welcoming and convenient path throughout.
Benches will be conveniently located throughout for those who need a moment for meditation
or rest. Existing grave markers will be restored and new markers will be installed where there
are none. The site is intended to reflect its significant history and provide a welcoming place
for descendants, students, citizens of Arlington and all who wish to visit.
|All information is based upon the research of historical records and interviews with reliable sources.
If you have information that contradicts or augments any of the website information, we urge you to contact us.
|A Fitting Tribute by
Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds Corporation, a Texas Charitable Nonprofit Corporation
organized under the provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), was formed for the
purpose of enabling the restoration and preservation of the historic cemeteries in Arlington,
The Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds are located in the 600 block of West Arkansas Lane.
Take a drive by and you will note that these historic grounds have declined into disrepair over the
years. This is a significant part of the history of Arlington, Texas that cannot be forgotten.
|The groundbreaking ceremony for
Arlington Heritage Memorial
Grounds was held on Friday,
February 22, 2019.
Click on the photo for a video of
the landmark occasion.
Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds Corporation held the
Harry M. Croxton Anniversary Champagne Happy Hour
fundraiser at Mercury Chophouse in Arlington on October 23,
2019. Chaplain Rich Stoglin was MC for the event and
speakers included Mayor Jeff Williams. Geraldine Mills who
has worked diligently since 2004 on the cemetery project
spoke the names of many who are buried there. Terry
Bertrand, Kenny Kowis and Jim Sparks enlightened guests
regarding the design, construction and budget. Deputy Mayor
Pro Tempore, Victoria Farrar-Meyers graced the room with a
hearty toast to all who have supported this important
Attendees received commemorative champagne flutes filled
with the best from Mercury Chophouse, enjoyed an array of
hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to dine at a discounted rate.
Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds was the beneficiary of
the generosity of those in attendance and of others who could
not be there.