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Lorenzo in Crosby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lorenzo Cemetery

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
 
Lorenzo Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Lorenzo Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1876, the Texas Legislature created the Crosby Land District, which included several present-day Panhandle counties. Ranchers soon began establishing large ranches throughout the region, and in 1890, brothers Avery, John Stuart, Howard and Prentiss Coonley of Chicago joined with Julian Bassett of New York to form the C.B. Livestock Company.

In 1910, the company planned a rail line from Crosbyton to Lubbock, with towns platted along the route. It named the one here for Lorenzo Dow, a company attorney, and in 1916 it deeded land at this site to the county for a community cemetery. The first burial in Lorenzo Cemetery was reportedly that of a child who died of whooping cough in 1916. The first marked grave, dating to 1918, is that of W.A. Greenhill.

Over the years, volunteers and local groups, including a cemetery association, have provided maintenance, helping to preserve the collective history of Lorenzo. The county sold the property in 1995 to the City of Lorenzo, and today the cemetery is a link to generations of men, women and children who made unique and lasting contributions to the community.

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Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13222.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 33° 41.761′ N, 101° 32.189′ W. Marker is in Lorenzo, Texas, in Crosby County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Farm to Market Road 378 and Farm to Market Road 154. Marker is in the center of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorenzo TX 79343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorenzo (approx. 1.8 miles away); Estacado Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Estacado (approx. 4.2 miles away); Idalou Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Farmer Community (approx. 7.6 miles away); Ralls Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Becton Cemetery (approx. 8˝ miles away); Harmon Farms (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorenzo.
 
Also see . . .  Find A Grave memorial for W.A. Greenhill. (Submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Lorenzo Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Lorenzo Cemetery Marker
Lorenzo Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Lorenzo Cemetery Marker
Lorenzo Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
4. Lorenzo Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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