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Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cook Cemetery

 
 
Cook Cemetery Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, December 1, 2013
1. Cook Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. This cemetery, Lampasas' oldest, was established as a pioneer community graveyard in the mid-1850s. The first marked burial here was that of Rebecca Hughes in 1854. The cemetery is named after Arkansas natives William M. and Cynthia Cook who moved to Texas about 1856 and bought the land containing this graveyard in 1861. No recorded burials occurred here after that of J. S. Brown (d. 1873), due, it is believed, to major flooding here in 1873. The cemetery has been altered by highway and business development. It was deeded to the Lampasas County Historical Commission in 1978.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1048.)
 
Location. 31° 3.412′ N, 98° 10.514′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Texas Expressway (U.S. 190) and South Western Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Central Texas Expressway. Click for map. Located in the southwest corner of a shopping center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Plum Street, Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hostess House (approx. half a mile away); Hancock Springs Bathhouse
Cook Cemetery with Marker visible in the center of the photo image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, December 1, 2013
2. Cook Cemetery with Marker visible in the center of the photo
(approx. half a mile away); Hancock Springs (approx. half a mile away); Hughes' Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indian Culture Sites (approx. 4.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle Branch (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolf (approx. 9.5 miles away); Dobyville Cemetery (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lampasas.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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