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Grand Prairie in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shady Grove Cemetery

 
 
Shady Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 8, 2020
1. Shady Grove Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

In 1877 Louis H. Caster (1826-1908) deeded one acre for a community graveyard, church, and schoolhouse. His son-in-law Lewis Dowd gave further acreage in 1888. Once a center of social life for the pioneer families of Shady Grove, the church and school have been relocated. The cemetery remains in use. Oldest of the 450 marked graves is dated 1878. Veterans of the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War rest here. A cemetery association, formed in 1962, maintains the site. Additional land was given in 1971 by the W. Q. Seale family and by Gifford Hill & Co., Inc.
(1978)
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6881.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 32° 48.165′ N, 97° 1.206′ W. Marker is in Grand Prairie, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Hardock Road south of W Shady Grove Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Prairie TX 75050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Creek Community (approx. 1˝ miles away); Jackie Mae Townsell (approx. 1˝ miles away); Haley Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hitch Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sowers Community (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dr. Franklin Monroe Gilbert (approx. 2.6 miles away); Daniel Webster Gilbert, M.D. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sowers Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Shady Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye
2. Shady Grove Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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