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Near Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

West Mountain Cemetery

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. West Mountain Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Part of a Republic of Texas land grant formerly occupied by Caddo and Cherokee Indians, this cemetery was established in the mid-1850s by plantation owner Alpha Phillips. The first grave, that of his father, William, is marked with a stone cairn. The family cemetery came to be used by neighbors, West Mountain community residents, and transients. A volunteer association was begun in the 1920s to maintain the grounds, and its members have added acreage to the graveyard over the years. Originally known as Old Phillips Cemetery, it has been called West Mountain Cemetery since 1933.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11354.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
Location. 32° 36.915′ N, 94° 55.016′ W. Marker is near Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is on U.S. 271 0.1 miles south of Smith Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8086-8136 US-271, Gilmer TX 75645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this
West Mountain Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. West Mountain Cemetery & Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Grove Schools (approx. 3.1 miles away); Foshee Family Homestead (approx. 5˝ miles away); Gladewater (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rosedale Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Gladewater Lodge No. 852, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 5.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Gladewater (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Ben Shepperd (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Franchised Motor Bus Line in Texas (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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