Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Fort Parker Pecan Tree Dedication

You are invited to join the Texas Historic Tree Coalition along with Tammy and Ricky Rand on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. as we celebrate the historic proclamation and recognition of the Fort Parker Pecan Tree located on the 2100 block of FM 1245, Groesbeck, Texas 76642 (directions to tree).

Following the tree dedication, we will visit the adjacent Fort Parker Memorial Cemetery (directions to cemetery) where many of the Parker group and first settlers are buried. In 1922, the Pioneer Monument was erected in the cemetery to honor the Parker settlers and in 1932, a statue of Lucy and Silas Parker with their daughter, Cynthia Ann, was placed on top of the monument.

From the cemetery, it’s a short drive to the Old Fort Parker Historic Site at 866 Park Rd 35, Groesbeck, Texas 76642 (directions to site). Once there, as their website states “…you’ll be stepping back in time and getting a glimpse of what frontier life was like in the 1830s. And, you’ll be learning a little more about the fascinating history of early Texas.” For a $2.00 per person admission, you can tour the replica of Fort Parker built in 1930 to match the original fort built by the Parker settlers.

This event is open to the members of TXHTC as well as to the public.