Minters Chapel, Texas

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Minters Chapel
Minters Chapel is located in Texas
Minters Chapel
Minters Chapel
Minters Chapel is located in the United States
Minters Chapel
Minters Chapel
Coordinates: 32°53′08″N 97°03′38″W / 32.88556°N 97.06056°W / 32.88556; -97.06056Coordinates: 32°53′08″N 97°03′38″W / 32.88556°N 97.06056°W / 32.88556; -97.06056
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyTarrant

Minters Chapel is a ghost town in eastern Tarrant County in the U.S. state of Texas.[1] The land was acquired by the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport (which later became the International airport) in 1967. The cemetery remains to the west of the airport, in Grapevine.

History[edit]

Minters Chapel was founded c1854 when Peter's Colony Minister Green Washington Minter (1803-1887) moved to the area and established Minter's Chapel Methodist Church with the help of his son-in-law James Cate. The earliest grave in the church cemetery is that of A.M. Newton in 1857.[2]

The church was relocated to Heritage Ave. following the airports purchase of the land, the cemetery remains unaffected.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minters Chapel". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Minter's Chapel Cemetery". Texas Historical Markers. Retrieved 2021-07-17.