Near Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Mounds Cemetery
Historic Texas Cemetery
Little information is known about the early pioneers buried here. It is believed that approximately nine burials took place in the community's early history. Only one original gravestone, dated 1891, is preserved, and it marks the burials of two infants, Smoot and Ford Kerley, children of settlers J.C. and Ida Kerley. Other known burials are of Old Mounds residents of Mexican descent.
In 1908, the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway laid track two and half miles north of here. Residents moved near the railroad and the previous community came to be known as Old Mounds. In 1919, the school relocated as well, and soon the old settlement was entirely abandoned, as was the cemetery. Today, this burial ground is all that remains
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13960.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 34° 9.166′ N, 99° 35.812′ W. Marker is near Quanah, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 3295 and Farm to Market Road 1167, on the right when traveling east on Highway 3295. Marker is on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quanah TX 79252, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hicks & Cobb General Merchandise Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Medicine Mound Community (approx. 2.4 miles away); W. P. A. Sanitation Project (approx. 2.4 miles away); Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pease River Battlefield (approx. 6 miles away); Site of the Town of Margaret (approx. 6.1 miles away); Chillicothe First Methodist Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Site of Old Pease City (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quanah.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.