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Brickyard Community Cemetery
Mesquite
Dallas County
Texas  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
It is the final resting place for at least 80 African-American workers at the old Dallas Pressed Brick Co. The site was abandoned in the 1950s when the company closed.

The cemetery is located approx. 300 ft. NE of Peachtree-Clary intersection, between RR & concrete drainage channel on the East (right) side of the road.

Approx. 80 graves found in an archeological dig by the State of Texas. Also found a broken headstone & pieces of pink granite, wood, metal & concrete used in the manufacture of headstones.

The area was set aside by Ferris Brick Company for the burial of African-American laborers & their family members. Ferris Brick opened in 1904 & closed in the 1950's.

The site has been designated a Historic Texas Cemetery and plans for a memorial have begun.
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Brickyard Community Cemetery
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