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

Edgewood Cemetery

 
 
Edgewood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, July 6, 2020
1. Edgewood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Earliest grave here is that of Lizzie Richardson, a pioneer child who died in the summer of 1845. The site for the cemetery was chosen by Roderick Rawlins, one of the area's first settlers; he was buried here in 1848. Among the graves in the older section is that of James Lemon, veteran of the American Revolution, who died on July 4, 1858. The land was not officially set aside as a cemetery until it was acquired from Thomas McKee Ellis in 1877. Since then the Lancaster Cemetery Association has bought additional land and currently maintains over 1500 graves.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6688.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 34.864′ N, 96° 44.905′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Nokomis Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on Nokomis Road just south of E
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Belt Line Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Nokomis Road, Lancaster TX 75146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon (approx. half a mile away); W. A. Strain Home (approx. half a mile away); Lancaster Education (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rocky Crest School (approx. 0.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Lancaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Town of Lancaster (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church, U.S. of Lancaster (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Edgewood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, July 6, 2020
2. Edgewood Cemetery Marker
Edgewood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, July 6, 2020
3. Edgewood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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