“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Clarendon in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Boydstun Cemetery

Boydstun Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner
1. Boydstun Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer area settler Henry S. Boydstun (1858-1942), a native of Illinois, moved his family to this area in 1890. That year, his infant son, Eddie, died and was buried in the southwest corner of the family farm. In 1898, Boydstun deeded two acres at the site for use as a public burial ground. A small farming community that developed near there included a school and, from 1891-1940, a post office (listed as Boydston). Although Boydstun deeded land for the cemetery, he and his wife, Mary (d.1950), were interred in nearby town of Groom.
Text from Texas Historic Sites Atlas
Erected 1988. (Marker Number 480.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 10.135′ N, 100° 54.194′ W. Marker was near Clarendon, Texas, in Donley County. Marker was on State Highway 70, one mile south of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Clarendon TX 79226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Jericho Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Indian Battlefield (approx. 3˝ miles away); "Gateway To The Southwest" (approx.
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4.1 miles away); "The Naming Of Route 66" (approx. 4.2 miles away); "The Convertible And The Open Road" (approx. 4.2 miles away); "The Dust Bowl Days" (approx. 4.2 miles away); "Crossing The Native American Nations" (approx. 4.2 miles away); "A Cultural Calamity" (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Regarding Boydstun Cemetery. Boydstun Cemetery is 6 miles west of marker at the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road C (N35°09.0926' W100°59.5001').
Boydstun Cemetery Marker <i>missing</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Boydstun Cemetery Marker missing
Boydstun Cemetery Marker should be on the post at left. Jericho Cemetery Marker is on the right.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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