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

Lipscomb Cemetery

 
 
Lipscomb Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Lipscomb Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Texas Legislature created Lipscomb County in 1876, naming it for early Texas Statesman Abner Lipscomb. Approximately ten years later, J.W. Arthur settled in this vicinity and built a wood and sod structure that he used as a general store and post office, which he named Lipscomb. The community that grew around the Lipscomb post office soon developed into the county's seat of government.

By 1887, when infant Fred Mehlhop was buried here, the community had formally established Lipscomb Cemetery. His is the first marked grave, although unmarked graves exist that may predate his burial. Among those interred here are the first Lipscomb County Judge, Tom Connell, as well as other county officials, schoolteachers, ranchers, farmers, and military veterans.

An early windmill and storage tank provided water to the site. Over the years, the community met annually for cleanings and decoration days, but today Lipscomb County maintains the burial ground, which is a tie to the area's early settlers and their efforts to develop the northeastern Texas panhandle beginning in the late 19th century.

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Cemetery

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14395.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 36° 13.828′ N, 100° 15.206′ W. Marker is in Lipscomb, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is on County Road T, 0.8 miles east of County Road 17, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lipscomb TX 79056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lipscomb Union Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lipscomb School (approx. one mile away); Lipscomb County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lipscomb, Texas (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away); Follett United Methodist Church (approx. 15˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lipscomb.
 
Lipscomb Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Lipscomb Cemetery Marker
Lipscomb Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Lipscomb Cemetery
Infant Fred Mehlhop grave-site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
4. Infant Fred Mehlhop grave-site
b. 7/15/1886 - d. 3/20/1887
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2019, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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