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

Sweetwater Cemetery

 
 
Sweetwater Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
1. Sweetwater Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The oldest marked grave in this public burial ground is that of an infant, Purl Ray Scott, who died in 1880. It predates the founding of the town of Sweetwater on the Texas and Pacific Railroad by one year. Handcrafted tombstones and wrought iron fences are prominent features of the graveyard. Sweetwater Cemetery contains the burial sites of pioneers, immigrants, community leaders, and Civil War veterans. It is a reminder of the hardships of pioneer life and an important reflection of the history of the community.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.

 
Erected 1986 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5163.)
 
Location. 32° 27.417′ N, 100° 25.334′ W. Marker is in Sweetwater, Texas, in Nolan County. Marker is on West Alabama Avenue 0.1 miles west of Robert Lee Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 West Alabama Avenue, Sweetwater TX 79556, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trammell House (approx. one mile away); W.A.S.P. Training Base: Avenger Field (approx. 2.9 miles away); Women Airforce Service Pilots
Sweetwater Cemetery and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
2. Sweetwater Cemetery and marker.
(approx. 3 miles away); Site of U.S. Army Air Corps Plane Crash (approx. 3.4 miles away); Roscoe Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Bankhead Highway (approx. 6.8 miles away); George Parks (approx. 6.8 miles away); Roscoe Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sweetwater.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Sweetwater Cemetery entrance. Marker is on left pillar. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
3. Sweetwater Cemetery entrance. Marker is on left pillar.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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