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

Garden City Cemetery

Garden City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2019
1. Garden City Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Garden City community began using this burial ground as early as 1886. That year, a child of county commissioner Sullivan Hill and his wife, Lucy, was buried here. Four years later, a sibling was buried at the same spot; the two graves share a single stone.

The Hill family plot, where Sullivan and Lucy are also buried, is one of many in the cemetery representing the early area settlers. Other early family names found throughout the burial ground are Hanson, Gooch and Cox. Family plots are typically bordered by concrete curbing. Most gravestones are vertical, especially in the older section of the cemetery, which is indicated by the remaining decorative iron fencing. Some of the individual family plots also include original fencing.

In 1914, John Etheridge and Perneice Gore Lawler formally designated the original one-acre tract as a cemetery. Today, the county maintains the burial ground, to which three acres were later added. As the final resting place of many of the early settlers and their descendants, the cemetery is a significant link to the community’s history.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2003
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Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15536.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 31° 50.366′ N, 101° 29.656′ W. Marker is near Garden City, Texas, in Glasscock County. Marker is on County Road 122, 1.1 miles west of Ranch to Market Road 33, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garden City TX 79739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glasscock County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glasscock County Courthouse and Jail (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Garden City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2019
2. Garden City Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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