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Dido Cemetery
Tarrant County,
Texas

Dido Cemetery
Texas Historical Markers
Morris - Dido - Newark Rd., Dido, Texas

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 57' 4.998996", -97° 29' 4.357032"
The earliest marked grave in this cemetery is that of Amanda Thurmond (1878-1879), granddaughter of Dave Thurmond, who in 1848 first settled this area. Dempsey S. Holt donated three acres in 1887 for a school, church and cemetery. Dr. Isaac L. Van Zandt, a pioneer physician and Confederate veteran, deeded additional land in 1894. The Village of Dido was named for the mythological Queen of Carthage. A thriving community with a Post Office and stores, Dido declined after the railroad bypassed it in the 1890s. Among the 1,000 graves here are those of many pioneer families. (1977)

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Lee

Contributed on 10/12/14

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Record #: 29225

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Submitted: 10/12/14 • Approved: 10/12/14 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R29225-G0-S3

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