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Near Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Washita Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Washita Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This community burial ground is the primary remaining historic evidence of the Washita community. Anglo pioneers began to settle the area in the late 1870s and early 1880s. As the community grew, members established a school, church, and a post office. After the 1912 death of Winifred Thompson, infant daughter of Roy Thompson, there came a need for a community cemetery. Dr. M.L. Caldwell donated one acre in the southeast corner of his property to be used for such purposes. Since 1912, prominent citizens of Washita and surrounding communities have been laid to rest in the cemetery. Its graves provide a record of those families who first settled the Washita community.

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17279.)
 
Location. 35° 41.527′ N, 100° 21.778′ W. Marker is near Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 277 half a mile east of U.S. 83, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fletcher and Donley Stage Station
Washita Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Washita Cemetery Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Buffalo Wallow Battle Ground (approx. 5.2 miles away); Route of Marcy Trail (approx. 8.1 miles away); Historic Trails (approx. 9.1 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 11.4 miles away); Mobeetie Post Office (approx. 11.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canadian.
 
More about this marker. The back side of the marker can be seen from the road.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Washita Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Washita Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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