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Near Hemphill in Sabine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fairmount Cemetery

 
 
Fairmount Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Fairmount Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  As early as the 1850s, families settled here along South Prong Creek. Except for a brief period, a post office operated from 1854 until 1937. The community also supported a school until 1953. It is believed residents made burials at the community cemetery by the mid-1850s, but the first marked grave, that of Eli Elijah Smith, dates to 1874. He was a son of Mary Jane and Edward Smith, a Baptist pastor who served area churches including Friendship Missionary Baptist, located near the cemetery. Today, the burial ground is a link to pioneer settlers and generations of area residents.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13223.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 31° 12.293′ N, 93° 44.341′ W. Marker is near Hemphill, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 87, 0.3 miles north of Willow Oak Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Beef Road (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mattox Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Survey Community (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hemphill Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Hemphill (approx. 11.4 miles away); Pratt (approx. 11˝ miles away); Sabine County (approx. 11˝ miles away); Sabine County Courthouse (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hemphill.
 
Fairmount Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Fairmount Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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