|Morris-Dido-Newark Rd (RR 1220)|
Postal Code: 76179
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Located in Tarrant County, about 20 miles from Fort Worth, TX. Dido is a very small community closest to Saginaw, TX.
Marker reads: Dido Cemetery - The earliest marked grave in this cemetery is that of Amanda Thurmond (1878-1879), granddaughter of Dave Thurmond, who in 1848 first settled this area. Dempsey S. Holt donated three acres in 1887 for a school, church and cemetery. Dr. Isaac L. Van Zandt, a pioneer physician and Confederate veteran, deeded additional land in 1894. The Village of Dido was named for the mythological Queen of Carthage. A thriving community with a Post Office and stores, Dido declined after the railroad bypassed it in the 1890s. Among the 1,000 graves here are those of many pioneer families. (1977)