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

Oakland Memorial Park

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, September 3, 2016
1. Oakland Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. After Terrell was established as a railroad town in 1873, its citizens saw the need for a community burial ground. In 1878 John R. Terrell sold 7 acres of land for use as a cemetery, and the first burials were those of Peter Meinenger and Dr. G. W. Ridgell. In 1925 the Oakland Cemetery Association was founded to provide perpetual care for the gravesites. The name Oakland Memorial Park was adopted in 1931. Among those buried here are professional artist Frank Reaugh and 20 members of the British Royal Air Force who were killed while in training at Terrell during World War II.

Correction:
James R. Terrell
sold the land
for the cemetery.

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8539.)
 
Location. 32° 44.244′ N, 96° 17.362′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from Bradshaw Street south of West Moore Avenue (U.S. 80), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located inside the gates in front of the "Little Chapel". Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 West Moore Avenue, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert A. Terrell (about 400 feet away,
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By Rheba Bybee, September 3, 2016
2. Oakland Memorial Park
measured in a direct line); Frank Reaugh (about 700 feet away); Robert A. Terrell Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Midland Railroad (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. L. E. Griffith Homeplace (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Graveyard (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Terrell.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World II
 
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By Rheba Bybee, September 3, 2016
3. Oakland Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 8 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 September 12, 2016.
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