Honoring Our Past: Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 30, 2018, October 30, 2018

The Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds (AHMG), located in the 600 block of W. Arkansas Lane, is owned and maintained by the Arlington Historical Society (AHS). Although the AHMG is one sacred space, it is actually comprised of three independently established cemeteries: Middleton Tate Johnson Family Cemetery, the Mill Branch Cemetery, and the Colored Cemetery.

The small 1.8 acres site serves as a monument to the history of Arlington and Tarrant County with burials spanning more than a hundred years from the 1850s to the 1950s.

Although the Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds is no longer an active burial site, leaders from the Arlington Historical Society, the City of Arlington, and Tarrant County are working together to restore this location to its important place in the history of Arlington.

"This historic burial ground has been plagued by neglect, vandalism and security problems off and on from the beginning," said Geraldine Mills, Arlington Historical Society Executive Director. "We want to ensure the founders of our city finally get the respect they deserve."

This video serves as a historical record of the legacy of the Arlington Historical Memorial Grounds, and the tireless effort of the Arlington community to preserve the memory of the founders who are laid to rest there.

Community, Headlines, News