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

Duke Cemetery

Duke Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye
1. Duke Cemetery Marker

Dr. John Duke (1827-1884), his wife Martha (1836-1888), and their family moved to Johnson County in 1854. they established a farm in the area later called the Willow Springs community. When their ten-year-old daughter Zilla died in 1870, they buried her on the family farm. Zilla was soon joined by siblings Orson and Lucy. Emma Griffin, a relative's child, was buried beside the Duke children in 1878, Dr. Duke deeded the burial ground to the community in 1879; four more Duke children had died by 1882. Other Willow Springs residents interred here include farmers, teachers, residents, ranchers merchants, ministers, and soldiers.
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11959.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 32° 22.885′ N, 97° 11.011′ W. Marker is in Alvarado, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker is on County Highway 206 east of County Highway 206A, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Alvarado TX 76009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Alvarado Masonic Lodge No. 314, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Outlaws Benjamin Bickerstaff and Josiah Thompson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Alvarado (approx. 2.4 miles away); Balch Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Balch-Senterwood Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); First Baptist Church of Alvarado (approx. 2.9 miles away); Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alvarado.
Duke Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye
2. Duke Cemetery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 15, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.   2. submitted on March 16, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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