Then I discovered the prairie, and a slow healing began.
~ Stephen R. Jones, The Last Prairie

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Give Today to Frankford!

Support us in our mission to preserve and maintain our rare historic site located in the heart of Dallas.

The tiny community of Frankford existed from the 1850s to the early 1900s. Today, all of us who love this special place comprise the community of Frankford.

Whatever your connection to Frankford, we thank you for working with us to maintain and preserve this rare historic site in the middle of Dallas.

Please consider giving to help us support the Historic Frankford Church, Indian Springs, and our rare remnant of the Blackland Prairie.

Thanks for caring about Frankford.

Gratefully,

Kathy Wells Power
President, Frankford Preservation Foundation

Anybody can love the mountains, but it takes a soul to love the prairie.

Willa Cather

The disappearance of a major natural unit of vegetation from the face of the earth is an event worthy of causing pause and consideration by any nation. Yet so gradually has the prairie been conquered by the breaking plow, the tractor, and the overcrowded herds of man…that scant attention has been given to the significance of this endless grassland or the course of its destruction. Civilized man is destroying a masterpiece of nature without recording for posterity that which he has destroyed.

— John Ernest Weaver, North American Prairie (1954)

Our Mission

A historic nature preserve in the midst of the city of Dallas, Frankford Preservation Foundation protects and maintains a five-acre site that features a rare remnant of the Blackland Prairie once indigenous to the Dallas area, an Indian Springs, and the Historic Frankford Church. The Frankford Preservation Foundation conducts charitable, educational, and cultural events including seasonal tours of its native prairie meadows to foster an awareness of the significance of the Blackland Prairie and early North Texas history.