It east Fort Worth, on I-30 and Beach Street, sits a 150 year old cemetery on a bluff overlooking downtown. At one time this final resting place had a majestic vista. The cemetery was once part of the Ayers family 320 acre farm. Over the years, the family farm was sold off. Part of the cemetery still remains, unfortunately it is in the parking lot of a Motel 6.
Because on the hedges that surround the cemetery, it's very possible that a motel guest may be unaware that the final resting place of a Fort Worth pioneer is feet away from where they laid their heads down the previous night.
|The cemetery in the parking lot, hidden behind shrubs|
|One of three gates in the small cemetery |
|A historical marker inside the cemetery|
|Some of the grave markers inside the small cemetery|
|The former KKK Hall still stands on Fort Worth's Main Street between the Tarrant County Courthouse and the stockyards.|
|The obelisk of William MacDonald, built on a hill to beastly seen from the front steps of the Klan Hall|