Unless you’re looking for them, you’d never spot them. Sprinkled throughout Dallas are small, important graveyards, some of which date back to the early 1800s. Here are a few:
La Reunion Cemetery
Fish Trap Road
This plot of land was between La Reunion — the Socialist community started in 1855 by French, Belgian, and Swiss settlers — and the fish traps they’d set in the Trinity River. Some of those settlers are still here, buried next to Fish Trap Lake.
Corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Hampton Road
In 1851, an old Kentucky patriarch named John Merrifield moved his family onto a farm in the middle of what is now Oak Cliff. A small plot of land turned into a graveyard, where Merrifield and about 20 other pioneers are now buried.
Western Heights Cemetery
1617 Fort Worth Ave.
Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde fame is buried here, next to his brother Marvin, on a plot near where Fort Worth Avenue crosses Interstate 30. On the granite marker is a short epitaph for the notorious brothers: “Gone but not forgotten.”