Inscription. The oldest known graveyard in the Dixie area, Wood-Verner cemetery is named for two families who owned land surrounding the site. The earliest marked grave is that of John Gordon, who died in 1850. Affiliated with the local Methodist church for much of its history, it now is maintained by a volunteer association. Among those interred here are pioneer settlers, Polish immigrants, former slaves, and at least two veterans of the Civil War. Many of the graves are unmarked. The cemetery serves as a visible reminder of the Dixie Community's pioneer heritage.
By Amanda Hartley, May 11, 2010
|1. Wood-Verner Cemetery Marker|
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 32° 22.617′ N, 95° 25.733′ W. Marker is near Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on County Road 1148, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tyler TX 75704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. County Line Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cherokee Exodus from Texas (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cherokee Chief Bowles (approx. 5.2 miles away); Yarborough House (approx. 5.5 miles away); John Crane (approx. 6 miles away); Milburn-Gary House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Judge Stockton P. Donley (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rock Hill Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away).
More about this marker. When traveling west on CR 1148, the end loops around Wood-Verner cemetery. As you travel north on the tail end of the loop around the cemetery, marker is on your left.
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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