GHOSTS OF SOUTHLAKE PAST
Two tour times: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2
1130 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club 76262
Why Medlin Cemetery, you ask. Medlin family members were Missouri Colonists, a group from near present-day Kansas City that made the dangerous trip to Texas in the 1840s with their "families, dogs, guns and religion." They helped settle what's now Southlake and Trophy Club.
Also laid to rest in Medlin Cemetery are Bob and Almeady Jones. Among the many Jones family members buried there are Bob's mother, Elizabeth, in 1877 and his grandson Dr. Bobby in 2019,
Read more about the Missouri Colonists and Bob Jones by clicking on History of Southlake, above.
Re-enactors will bring to life the stories of early settlers.
Top image: Carroll graduate Kelsy Sager in 2014 portrayed Malinda Hill, 16, who in 1836 escaped the Comanches when Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped at Parker's Fort. In 1870, Malinda was buried in historical Lonesome Dove Cemetery in now-Southlake. Her son carved her tombstone (at right).
Above: Carroll grad and current UNT student Paul Porter portrayed a Civil War soldier for our 2016 tour at Hood Cemetery, located in the Coventry Manor subdivision.
Tickets are required and can be purchased by
The 1919 Carroll School Exhibit
was a great success!
Thanks to all who attended and to Carroll ISD for its support.
The 1919 Carroll School, known for years as Carroll Hill School, still stands at 1055 N. Carroll Ave., next to what's now Southlake Baptist Church. Learn more about the school and see a drawing of it in 1919 under Buildings & Markers, above.
The school you see today includes additions made in 1945 and 1951. Windows were bricked in in the 1990s and the building was painted.
The school is not open to the public. But you can walk around it and imagine simpler days at a building that is "an example of the early pioneer spirit of this area. In this throwaway society it is important to have an anchor to the past." Those words were spoken by Mary Ann King, granddaughter of the school's namesake, B. Carroll.
The original Dragon football field is behind the school to the right.
Be sure to also read the historical marker out front by the road.
If you have reminiscences or photographs of the school, we would love to talk to you! Email us at email@example.com.
Thank you to our exhibit advisory committee
Mr. David Barnes
Mrs. Dorothy Chasteen Brand, Carroll Hill School student
Mr. Glen Burgess, Carroll Hill School student
Mrs. Linda Cate Carter, longtime Carroll ISD teacher
Mrs. Sheila Croy
Dr. David Faltys, Carroll ISD Superintendent
Commissioner Gary Fickes, Tarrant County Commissioners Court
Mrs. Lou Ann Heath, former Southlake Historical Society president
Mayor Laura Hill
Mrs. Mary Hays Koenig, Carroll Hill School student
Mrs. Merrill Stacy, Carroll Hill School student
Mrs. Julie Thannum, Carroll ISD Asst. Superintendent for Board and Community Relations
Mr. Chauncey Willingham, former longtime Carroll ISD teacher and administrator
Dr. Dawn Youngblood, Tarrant County Archivist
Help bring history alive!
Your donation to the Southlake Historical Society, a 501(c)3, will help us bring history to Southlake residents and visitors.
Click the DONATE button, above right.
Or consider becoming a sponsor for our 2020 exhibit:
Bob and Almeady Jones: An American Story
Our Director of Development, Rebecca Utley, would love to talk to you.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
-- Rudyard Kipling