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Near Mingus in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Whitehead Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
1. Whitehead Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Whitehead Cemetery is a significant reminder of the African American community that occupied the Thurber townsite in the early 20th century. When the Texas and Pacific Coal and Oil Company relocated its offices to Fort Worth in 1933, several families remained in their company-owned homes. Albert Whitehead and fellow black residents established this plot south of the former town square for friends and relatives as a convenient alternative to the Thurber Cemetery. The first documented burial is that of Sarah Grant in 1943. Tarleton State University maintains the cemetery as part of the W.K.Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas Grounds.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2010

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17237.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 32° 30.249′ N, 98° 24.837′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Erath County. Marker can be reached from
Whitehead Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
2. Whitehead Cemetery
the intersection of Interstate 20 Frontage Road and County Road 107. Marker is located on the grounds of the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas south of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65258 Interstate 20, Mingus TX 76463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Thurber Brick Plant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Thurber's First Coal Mine (about 400 feet away); New York Hill (about 500 feet away); St. Barbara's Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Thurber (approx. ¼ mile away); Evolution of an Oil Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thurber Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
Also see . . .  Whitehead Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on February 4, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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