“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Bonham in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Arledge Ridge Cemetery

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By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
1. Arledge Ridge Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Among the early settlers of this area were Joseph and William Arledge, brothers who arrived from Alabama in the 1850s. Both established successful farms in the area, and the growing settlement became known as Arledge Ridge. Joseph Arledge operated one of the earliest freight lines in Fannin County, with regular routes to the port city of Jefferson. William Arledge established a cotton gin in the central part of the county and later sold an acre of land to be used for a community school and church.

A tract of land, deeded by William Arledge in 1876, was designated as a community burial ground. According to local tradition, burials may have taken place in the cemetery as early as the 1840s, but the oldest documented grave is that of Joseph Arledge who died in 1855.

Interred in the Arledge Ridge Cemetery are many early settlers, as well as a number of Civil War veterans. Additional land acquisitions in 1893, 1948, and 1965 enlarged the cemetery tract. The Arledge Ridge Cemetery Association, organized in 1948, maintains the historic graveyard and sponsors an annual homecoming event.
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By Larry D. Moore, June 17, 2018
2. Arledge Ridge Cemetery Marker Area
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1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8835.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 33° 31.084′ N, 96° 10.235′ W. Marker is near Bonham, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 78 and County Road 4246, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 78. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonham TX 75418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bonham Daily Favorite (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 4.1 miles away); James Butler Bonham (approx. 4.1 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fannin County Courthouses (approx. 4.1 miles away); Fannin County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Sam Rayburn House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Congressman Sam Rayburn (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonham.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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