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Near Muleshoe in Bailey County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bailey County Cemetery

 
 
Bailey County Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Bailey County Cemetery Marker
Inscription. When Mariah “Aunt Rye” Long died in 1918, Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land on this site for use as a public burial ground. Several others were buried in 1918, most of them victims of the influenza epidemic. The Bailey County Cemetery Association was formed that year. The cemetery served primarily the northern part of the county. The “hill-top” area of the cemetery was established in 1950 for the burial of indigents. Many early Bailey County settlers are interred in this cemetery, as are a number of war veterans. Neglect and vandalism spurred the defunct cemetery association to reorganize in 1996. The Bailey County Cemetery remains a chronicle of the area's pioneer settlers and their descendants.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11719.)
 
Location. 34° 17.186′ N, 102° 45.992′ W. Marker is near Muleshoe, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is on County Route 1018 half a mile east of Farm to Market Road 2079, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muleshoe TX 79347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Hurley
Bailey County Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Bailey County Cemetery Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Founding of Bailey County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bailey County (approx. 4.9 miles away); XIT Ranch South Line (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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