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Oakalla in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gillum Cemetery

 
 
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By QuesterMark, June 30, 2013
1. Gillum Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Abslom Barton Gillum (1836-1923) and his wife, Hannah Emmaline, arrived in Texas from Alabama in 1872. In 1880, Gillum bought land at the present site of the cemetery. A.B. Gillum served in the Civil War, was Postmaster of Oakalla, was recognized as a Master Mason and owned a cotton gin. The first person buried in the cemetery is four-year-old William “Willie” Peter Gillum (1878-1882), the son of A.B. and Hannah. Other burials include Woodmen of the World and veterans from the Civil War to the present. An additional 2.5 acres was added to the cemetery in 1990. The Gillum Cemetery Association maintains this historic cemetery, a reminder of the area's pioneer ancestors.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2010
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17318.)
 
Location. 30° 57.802′ N, 97° 54.38′ W. Marker is in Oakalla, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2657 0.7 miles south of County Road
Gillum Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 30, 2013
2. Gillum Cemetery
220, on the right when traveling south. Approximately 2 miles south of Oakalla. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Briggs TX 78608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakalla (approx. 1.9 miles away); Tobey Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Smith Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Maxdale Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Briggs State Bank (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Community of Briggs (was approx. 5.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); McBryde Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakalla.
 
More about this marker. Despite the year 2010 being on the marker, the dedication ceremony for this marker occurred at 11:00 AM on May 11, 2013. Speakers included State Representative Dr. Marsha Farney and District Judge Dan Mills.
 
Also see . . .  Gillum Cemetery receives official historical marker. Lampasas Dispatch Record (2013-04-23) (Submitted on November 17, 2013, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2013, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2013, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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