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Chisholm Cemetery

 
 
Chisholm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 12, 2010
1. Chisholm Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Enoch P. Chisholm, a circuit-riding Methodist minister, brought his family to this area in the 1860s. The community which grew up here was named in his honor. Chisholm donated land for this graveyard in 1871, and in 1875 he became the first person interred in it. A chapel, also named for Chisholm, was built that same year on the cemetery grounds. At its peak, the town of Chisholm boasted a school, post office, Masonic lodge, cotton gin, and stores. Many early pioneers were interred in the Chisholm Cemetery, and some of their descendants still reside in the area.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6137.)
 
Location. 32° 50.61′ N, 96° 22.693′ W. Marker is in Rockwall, Texas, in Rockwall County. Marker is on State Highway 205 south of Farm to Market Road 550, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockwall TX 75032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heath Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sterling Rex Barnes (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dry Creek Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lawrence Cemetery
Chisholm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 12, 2010
2. Chisholm Cemetery Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Porter Farms (approx. 7.7 miles away); Poetry Methodist Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Public Education in Terrell (approx. 8 miles away but has been reported missing); Brooklyn Lodge No. 386, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Chisholm Cemetery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 12, 2010
3. Chisholm Cemetery Monument
 
 
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