The historic Wheatland Cemetery is owned and operated by the Wheatland Cemetery Association. Though the association was founded in 1908, the cemetery has been in use since shortly after the civil war. In 1856 the old Wesley Chapel was destroyed by a Tornado and then the Methodist relocated to Wheatland where they built a new church and began use of the cemetery. In 1968, due to development, numerous graves from the Old Wesley Chapel Cemetery were relocated to the Wheatland Cemetery. The Old Wesley Chapel Cemetery is no longer in existence.
Wheatland was annexed by Dallas in the mid 1950’s and all that now remains of that once proud farming community is the church and cemetery. Though the Wheatland Cemetery is independent of the Wheatland Church, our common history bonds us together and is a lasting testament to the pioneers that founded the southern part of Dallas county.
The gates are opened by 7 am and locked at dark. The North walk-in gate is left unlocked so people can park at the church and not get caught up with the parked cars during a funeral.
The cemetery is maintained by interest on a Trust Fund. Only the interest can be used. If you or someone you know would like to contribute or leave a gift for this Trust Fund please contact the Cemetery Association. Account statements are available upon request.
Wheatland Cemetery Association
Lancaster, Texas 75146
President: Bob Lankford
Manager: Mr. Michael Hurtt