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

Dry Creek Cemetery

 
 
Dry Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
1. Dry Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Named for a nearby ravine, this burial ground originally served the community of Turner's Point. Located on the stage road between Shreveport, Louisiana, and Dallas, the settlement was established by Elisha Turner in 1845. In the 1870s the town was moved to a new location (1.5 miles southeast) and renamed Poetry. The earliest marked grave at this site is that of Samuel Key (1840-1871). Now closed for burials, the cemetery has 279 marked graves bearing names of the English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh pioneer settlers of the area.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8506.)
 
Location. 32° 50.403′ N, 96° 15.672′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1565 and Dry Creek Run, on the right when traveling west on Route 1565. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Poetry Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Poetry Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Porter Farms (approx. 4.5 miles away); The W. E. Henderson House
Dry Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
2. Dry Creek Cemetery
(approx. 5.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Public Education in Terrell (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); First Presbyterian Church of Terrell (approx. 6.3 miles away); John H. Corley Home (approx. 6.5 miles away); The R. L. Warren House (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Terrell.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Dry Creek Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 11, 2016
3. Dry Creek Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 20 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 19, 2016.
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