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Kemp in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Baker Cemetery

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
1. Baker Cemetery Marker
Inscription. John Baker, his wife Eliza, and their family migrated to Texas from Illinois in 1835, settling on land granted to him. Baker Cemetery began as a family burial site with the death of their infant son William in 1848. Gradually this site became a three-acre community burial ground, serving other pioneer families and their descendants. Among the more than 800 graves contained here are those of veterans of the Republic of Texas Army, the Civil War, World War II, and the Korean War. The cemetery is maintained by an association established in 1984 and continues to serve the area.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9419.)
 
Location. 32° 22.248′ N, 96° 12.769′ W. Marker is in Kemp, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from County Road 4042 0.3 miles east of County Road 4043, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. When looking east, the marker is at the back, inside, of the cemetery , next to the flagpole. Marker is in this post office area: Kemp TX 75143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kemp (approx. 5 miles away); Mabank (approx. 5.8 miles away); Roddy Lodge No. 734, A.F. & A.M.
Baker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
2. Baker Cemetery
(approx. 6.5 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Mabank (approx. 6.5 miles away); First Baptist Church of Mabank (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pyle Prairie Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); White Hall School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lone Oak Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kemp.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Baker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
3. Baker Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016.
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