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

Long Creek Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
1. Long Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Capt. A. Webb, veteran of the Black Hawk War in Illinois, established a homestead near here as part of the Mercer Colony in the mid-19th century. He was joined later by father-in-law and War of 1812 veteran Benjamin Crownover and his family. In 1855, Crownover's daughter Leona Caldwell was the first laid to rest in this field beneath a pecan tree. Capt. Webb later deeded a tract of land to area residents as the site of a school, church and public burial ground. His donation and that of W.H. Caldwell formed the center of Long Creek Community.

The Long Creek Cemetery is a link to generations of area families. Burials include many military veterans, ministers, teachers and members of the Masons, Eastern Star and Woodmen of the World organizations. Stones and landscaping at the cemetery represent a broad spectrum of funereal practices from the 19th century to the present, and today, an association formed in 1910 maintains the burial ground.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13467.)
 
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Location. 32° 46.795′ N, 96° 33.125′ W. Marker is in Sunnyvale, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Long Creek Road, on the left when traveling west. The marker is in a group of bushes under the American flag. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Long Creek Road, Sunnyvale TX 75182, 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. Tripp Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lawrence Farmstead (approx. 2.3 miles away); CCC Company 850 (approx. 2˝ miles away); Public Education in Mesquite (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Methodist Church of Mesquite (approx. 2.8 miles away); City of Mesquite (approx. 3 miles away); Sam Bass Train Robbery (approx. 3 miles away); Holley-McWhorter-Greenhaw Families (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Long Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
2. Long Creek Cemetery Marker
Long Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
3. Long Creek Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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