Bovina in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The XIT Ranch initially used this site for burials of cowboys. Oral tradition holds that several grave markers initially bore only common names of the cowboys, such as Dusty and Big Jim. It is believed there were approximately 40 such graves, but all are now unmarked. The earliest marked grave is that of J.W. McDonald (d. 1907). Bovina Cemetery is the final resting place of veterans of military conflicts dating to World War I, as well as generations of area residents.
Historic Texas Cemetery – 2004
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13303.)
Location. 34° 30.761′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bovina TX 79009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bovina United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bovina (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Parmerton (approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of First Church in City of Friona (approx. 12.4 miles away); Friona Schools (approx. 12.5 miles away); Friona (approx. 12.6 miles away); Parmer County (approx. 12.7 miles away); Farwell, Texas (approx. 12.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bovina.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of grave sites in cemetery. Possibly graves of individuals representing burials noted in marker text. • Can you help?