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

Ross Cemetery

 
 
Ross Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
1. Ross Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The Texas and Pacific Railway arrived December 4, 1880 and the town of Baird came to be. A burial ground was soon needed so 10 acres were reserved by E.H. Newton in 1881 and in 1887. Those 10 acres were deeded by James Evans Ross, thus the name “Ross” Cemetery. The first burial was a cowboy in April, 1881, and the oldest marked grave is of Andrew O. Raney, July, 1881. Between 1901 and 1923 additional acreage was deeded by J.E. Mayes, D.W. and Ella Teasley, and the Sanger Brothers for a total of 16.9 acres. Mrs. Mable Wylie deeded 8.5 acres in 1956 to form the “Ross Annex.” 10.4 acres were added in July 1988 and August 2002 as the “Spencer Price Addition” for a cemetery total of 35.8 acres. There are many interesting markers and monuments to be noted and explored as early day railroaders, ranchers, farmers and merchants rest here alongside war heroes from the Texas Revolution on to present day battles. The cemetery is maintained by an endowment built through the longtime generosity of families whose loved ones are interred here. The endowment and all cemetery operations are supervised by directors of the Baird Cemetery Association, formed in 1975. Ross Cemetery was certified as a Texas Historical Cemetery in June 2006.
 
Location. 32° 24.47′ 
Ross Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
2. Ross Cemetery Marker
N, 99° 23.09′ W. Marker is in Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 283 0.1 miles south of County Road 328, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located behind the main entrance arch on the north side. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Andrew Jackson Berry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bankhead Highway (approx. one mile away); First Callahan Jail (approx. one mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Baird (approx. 1.1 miles away); Callahan County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Baby Treaty Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Callahan County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pioneers (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baird.
 
Also see . . .  Ross Cemetery - Find A Grave website. (Submitted on February 20, 2015.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Ross Cemetery Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
3. Ross Cemetery Main Entrance
View to west across US 283
View to South from US 283 Towards Baird image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
4. View to South from US 283 Towards Baird
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By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
5. Ross Cemetery
View to southeast with eastern section of cemetery across US 283 in background
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By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
6. Ross Cemetery
View to southwest
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By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
7. Ross Cemetery
View to east towards main entrance of cemetery
Headstones in Ross Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
8. Headstones in Ross Cemetery
<a href="http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=80900">Andrew Jackson Berry Historical Marker</a> image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 13, 2015
Located in northeast corner of western section of Ross Cemetery
 
 
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