Paducah in Cottle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Historic Texas Cemetery
The site became known as Garden of Memories in 1948, and in 1950-51 the Sorosis Club funded a significant landscaping project that included the elaborate entryway of rusticated stone walls and a metal arch.
Among those interred here are Ella Bird Dumont and Addie A. Brooks Barron, early active sponsors of the cemetery. Graves of military veterans date to Civil War service. One local veteran honored, although not buried here, is Vernon M. Matney, who died aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is December 7, 1941.
Location. 34° 0.393′ N, 100° 17.579′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Texas, in Cottle County. Marker is at the intersection of Clare Street and South 1st Street when traveling east on Clare Street. Marker is inside entrance to cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah TX 79248, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emmett Martin (within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cottle County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Gray and The Blue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gober-Barron-Williford House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chalk (approx. 9.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Find A Grave memorial for Vernon Medford Matney. One local veteran honored, although not buried here, is Vernon M. Matney, who died aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941 (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.