Tag: Frances James

CEMENT CITY Changed West Dallas

24 September 2018

Cement City was not even a thought when the Horton family came from Missouri in 1844, and received several Peters Colony land grants. They settled near the West Fork of the Trinity River, Eagle Mountain Lake, Chalk Hill, and Eagle Ford. There James Horton farmed and had a grist mill. Sarah Horton married Alexander Cockrell, […]

RYLIE PRAIRIE CEMETERY, Pioneer Burial Spot

31 March 2018

Rylie Cemetery is situated about twelve miles southeast from the Dallas County Courthouse in what was once known as Rylie Prairie. The cemetery, which is still in use, contains over 400 graves and is bounded by Rylie Road, Tufts Road, Mulberry, and the Rylie Christian Church. Many of the early burials are of infants or […]