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Trout Creek in Newton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Trout Creek Cemetery

Trout Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
July 4, 2019
1. Trout Creek Cemetery Marker
Originally a part of the James West Survey, this cemetery dates to the early 1860s. The land was later owned by Mrs. Frances Ann Dyer (d.1890), and upon her death was inherited by her daughter Udora Dyer Ratcliff (1862-1898) and son-in-law K. R. Ratcliff (1857-1946).

Although local oral tradition holds that the earliest burials here were those of area Indians or slaves from the Salem community, the oldest documented graves are those of John G. Barnett (1799-1861) and his wife Christina (1817-1863). Also interred in this cemetery are Frances Ann Dyer, although her grave is not marked, and K. R. and Udora Dyer Ratcliff. Six Civil War veterans (Andrew Jackson Herrin, Stephen B. Herrin, William Henry Jarvis Holmes, Thomas Harrison Holmes, Jeremiah Patrick O' Brien, and J. R. Sise) are buried here, as are veterans of World War I, World War II, and Korea.

The Trout Creek Cemetery Association, whose members have cared for the historic graveyard since the turn of the century, was officially chartered in 1973. An important part of Newton County history, the Trout Creek Cemetery stands as a reminder of the area's pioneer heritage.

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1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11138.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 30° 36.939′ N, 93° 48.747′ W. Marker is in Trout Creek, Texas, in Newton County. Marker can be reached from County Road 1004 west of State Highway 87, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Call TX 75933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trout Creek Missionary Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Call Church of God in Christ (approx. 2 miles away); Swift Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Town of Kirbyville (approx. 5.6 miles away); Site of the First Kirbyville Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bon Wier (approx. 13.1 miles away); Inman Cemetery (approx. 13.2 miles away); Ford Chapel, Cemetery, and School (approx. 13˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trout Creek.
More about this marker. Located in the Trout Creek Cemetery, at the cemetery shelter.
Trout Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
July 4, 2019
2. Trout Creek Cemetery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019.

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