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

Leesburg Cemetery

 
 
Leesburg Cemetery Marker and Historical Texas Cemetery (HTC) marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Leesburg Cemetery Marker and Historical Texas Cemetery (HTC) marker.
This marker along with HTC marker # 17081, on left, erected in 2012.
Inscription.  Dwight Hays Townsend (1834-1906) donated land for this cemetery about 1870. The graves of two children which were relocated here from the Leesburg schoolyard are thought to be the earliest burials on the site. The oldest marked grave is that of Tapley Wylie (1836-1870). This cemetery is the primary burial ground for the rural community of Leesburg. Those interred here include pioneer settlers, community leaders, a large number of infants and children, and veterans of the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9799.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 32° 59.294′ N, 95° 5.366′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1519 0.1 miles west of State Route 515, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg TX 75451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ferndale Club (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cherokee Trace
Leesburg Cemetery marker and HTC marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Leesburg Cemetery marker and HTC marker.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Reeves Chapel (approx. 4.4 miles away); New Mine Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); New Mine Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Matinburg Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away); Saint Beulah Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Abernathy House (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
View of other graves in the cemetery looking easterly. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. View of other graves in the cemetery looking easterly.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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