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

Brownfield Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Brownfield Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The first public burial ground in the new Terry County seat of Brownfield was begun in 1904 when 19-year-old Jessie Hill died and was interred here. By 1907, this land belonged to M. V. Brownfield; records do not indicate whether the cemetery was named for him or for the town. During World War I, the Great Depression and World War II, the cemetery fell into decline as local residents were unable to maintain it. Hispanic farm workers began to settle in this area in the 1940s and 1950s, and by the 1970s the cemetery reflected the change in population. A reorganization of the cemetery association in 1980 led to much-needed improvements. More than 2,000 graves, about 375 of them unmarked, graced the cemetery in 1999. The cemetery remains a chronicle of Terry County.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1225.)
 
Location. 33° 11.267′ N, 102° 17.472′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is on North 14th Street (Texas Route 137) half a mile north of West Main Street (U.S. 82/380), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just inside the cemetery entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Brownfield Cemetery Marker
within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (approx. mile away); City of Brownfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Brownfield (approx. one mile away); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Maids and Matrons Club (approx. 1.5 miles away); A.M. Brownfield Home (approx. 1.5 miles away); Terry County's First Jail (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownfield.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Brownfield Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Brownfield Cemetery
 
 
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