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McKinney in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pecan Grove Memorial Park

 
 
Pecan Grove Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 17, 2020
1. Pecan Grove Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  

This park is situated on property granted by the Republic of Texas to Samuel McFarland in 1845, only four years after the first permanent settlement in this area was begun by a pioneer from Tennessee, Dr. William E. Throckmorton (1795-1843), and his family. By the 1850s, when the first known burials occurred, R.A. Davis owned the land. The name of the spot was derived from a handsome stand of trees. Ownership by the public began in 1870 with the purchase of a 21.3-acre tract by Isaac F. Graves, I.D. Newsome, G.A. Foote, E.R. Stiff, and Thomas J. Brown. The original charter was issued in 1889 to Pecan Grove Cemetery Association, Inc., a private corporation. Additional land was purchased in 1892 and 1960.

The name "Pecan Grove Memorial Park", granted in a new charter in 1964, commemorates the courageous and compassionate pioneer men and women of this vicinity. One of these, Dr. James Webb Throckmorton (1825-1894), was a Texas Legislator in the 1850s; became a Cconfederate brigadier general during the Civil War; was Governor of Texas in 1866-67; and was in the United States Congress intermittently from 1875 to 1888.

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Grove Decoration Day is held every spring.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6191.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 10.751′ N, 96° 37.118′ W. Marker is in McKinney, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 5 and Industrial Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Highway 5. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McKinney TX 75069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor James Webb Throckmorton (here, next to this marker); Fanny Finch Elementary School (approx. half a mile away); Bradley Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Saint Mark Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Kirkpatrick House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Collin McKinney (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Beverly-Harris House (approx. one mile away); The Birthplace of Rebekah Baines Johnson (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McKinney.
 
Pecan Grove Memorial Park Marker (on right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 17, 2020
2. Pecan Grove Memorial Park Marker (on right)
Pecan Grove Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 17, 2020
3. Pecan Grove Memorial Park
Pecan Grove Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 17, 2020
4. Pecan Grove Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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