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Darrouzett in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Darrouzett Cemetery

 
 
Darrouzett Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Darrouzett Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The community of Darrouzett began in 1917 as a station along the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway. First named Lourwood, the early settlement was renamed by the rail company in honor of a Galveston-area legislator and attorney, J.L. Darrouzett. When the town incorporated in 1920, the year of the rail line's completion, more than 400 people lived in Darrouzett and supported several businesses, a school, two churches and a post office. Early residents used family cemeteries and graveyards in other communities for burials.

In 1939, Anna Frass and her family deeded several acres to the trustees of the newly formed Darrouzett Cemetery Association. She moved the graves of Henry Frass (d. 1932), her late husband, and granddaughter Esther Lee Frass (d. 1926) here from Lipscomb, and other families also reinterred loved ones here. The first burial at the cemetery was that of David Rush in January 1939. Rush, a local farmer and businessman, is one of the numerous military veterans buried here; others include two men killed in action in Vietnam. Each grave at the cemetery is a reminder of individuals who contributed to Darrouzett history.

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15500.)
 
Location.
Darrouzett Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Darrouzett Cemetery Marker
36° 26.957′ N, 100° 20.446′ W. Marker is in Darrouzett, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker can be reached from Texas Route 15 one mile west of Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in center of cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Darrouzett TX 79024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairview Cemetery (approx. 8.5 miles away); Heart Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Route of Jones and Plummer Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away); Booker (approx. 10.6 miles away); No Man's Land (approx. 10.8 miles away in Oklahoma); Follett United Methodist Church and Church Bell (approx. 11.4 miles away); Follett (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Darrouzett Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Darrouzett Cemetery
Frass grave site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
4. Frass grave site
Anna Frass, mother on the left; Henry Frass, father center; Emelia Mason, daughter on the right
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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