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Near Moran in Shackelford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Moran Cemetery

 
 
Moran Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
1. Moran Cemetery Marker
Inscription. After Hulltown (later Moran) was founded in 1883, nearby Dennis and Johnson cemeteries were the only burial grounds. In 1896, Moran citizens elected local business leaders Matthew D. Bray, Aaron J. Thomas and John W. Despain as trustees for the purpose of laying out and supervising a public burial ground. On March 19, 1896, the trustees bought a 2 1/3 acres two miles east of Moran from Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Townsend for $29.16. Additional acreage was later acquired in 1951 (from L.L. Harris), 1953 (from Jim Tom Brooks), and 1981 (from Brenda Martin). The oldest marked grave belongs to Lucy Brazell Snider, who died on February 22, 1896. Several Moran pioneers, including G.E. Waters, C.B. Snyder, Jim Cottle, R.A. Elliott, M.D. Bray and many others, as well as numerous military veterans, are among more than 1,800 individuals buried here.
†††††The north cemetery boundary, adjacent to the highway, consists of a native stone fence built in 1933 with the aid of funds from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation through the Texas Relief Commission, for the relief of the unemployed during the Great Depression. It was not until 1926 that a group of interested citizens met to organize the Moran Cemetery Association for the purpose of maintaining the growing cemetery for the future. Beginning in the 1930s, the association prepared and served meals
Main Entrance to Moran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
2. Main Entrance to Moran Cemetery
to members and guest of the Moran Luncheon Club, Moranís longtime chamber of commerce organization. Proceeds from these meals enabled the association to hire a full-time caretaker and have a financial base to build upon. The cemetery association still maintains the cemetery with patron donations and sales of new burial plots. Today Moran Cemetery continues to be a beautiful place where former citizens can rest in place.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2010

 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17708.)
 
Location. 32° 32.656′ N, 99° 8.391′ W. Marker is near Moran, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2408 1.3 miles east of State Highway 6, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located next to the main entrance to Moran Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Moran TX 76464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Granville E. Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); Cottle No. 1 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Moran (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ibex (approx. 9.6 miles away); Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek
Moran Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
3. Moran Cemetery Entrance
(approx. 11.2 miles away); Burkett Pecan Tree (approx. 11.6 miles away); Military Telegraph Line (approx. 13.5 miles away); Shackelford County (approx. 15.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moran.
 
Also see . . .  Moran Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on January 5, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
View to West Along FM 2408 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
4. View to West Along FM 2408
View to East Along FM 2408 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
5. View to East Along FM 2408
Moran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
6. Moran Cemetery
View to southwest
Moran Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
7. Moran Cemetery
View to northwest
Grave Site of Moran Pioneer M.D. Bray image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
8. Grave Site of Moran Pioneer M.D. Bray
Grave Site (Center) of Lucy Brazell Snider image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
9. Grave Site (Center) of Lucy Brazell Snider
Oldest marked grave in cemetery, d. February 22, 1896
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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