Moffett Park Historical

Moffett Park Historical (HM1TO4)

Location: Gainesville, TX 76240 Cooke County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 37.472', W 97° 9.265'

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The owner of 90 acres in this vicinity, Missour native Ned Moffett, Sr., (1842-1924) wed Mary Stone on April 19, 1866. The couple had nine children, and early census records listed the family as Mulatto. The Moffetts permitted use of this property along Elm Creek for celebrations by local African American citizens, and in 1943 the City of Gainesville bought the land from heirs to form Moffett Park. The first large social event in the new park was the 1944 Juneteenth celebration. Recreational facilities eventually included playground equipment and a pool. Following integration of nearby Leonard Park in the mid-1960s, the site declined in use, but it remains an important reminder of the city's past.
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HM NumberHM1TO4
Year Placed2005
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 671193 N 3722053
Decimal Degrees33.62453333, -97.15441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.472', W 97° 9.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 28.32" N, 97° 9' 15.9" W
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Area Code(s)940, 214, 903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1519 FM 51, Gainesville TX 76240, US
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