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

Dozier Cemetery

Dozier Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, July 12, 2020
1. Dozier Cemetery Marker

Located in northwest Collingsworth County, the Dozier Cemetery was named after the Dozier Creek and a nearby cowboy camp at the head of the creek. This area has been inhabited for thousands of years as evidenced by archeological evidence of prehistoric animals and Native Americans. The first pioneers settled here in the 1860s and soon, with cattle ranching and farming, the area began to grow. Small, rural communities were established with schools and businesses. The Dozier Cemetery was established in 1893, when Mr. Elam (Elums), who lived in the Dozier area, died from tuberculosis. The burial ground was located on the west boundary of the Rocking Chaire Ranche on the R.W. Griswold survey. Soon after, Mr. Wallace was murdered over a grass lease payment and became the second burial in the cemetery.

Dozier cemetery is not only the final resting place for people of the Dozier community, but also the neighboring communities of Abra, Enterprise, Lone Mound, Prairie View and Samnorwood. Sitting atop a hill, the gently rolling farm and ranch land surround the cemetery for miles. Tree rows along the east side and northwest corner are
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the result of 1930s works progress administration (WPA) projects. Grave markers vary from small metal markers to sizable granite engraved markers, and the cemetery includes marked unknown burial plots. Grave covers include gravel, granite and native soil. Funeral services for loved ones often bring people back to their roots in the Dozier area.
Historic Texas Cemetery – 2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17649.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 35° 3.133′ N, 100° 21.677′ W. Marker is in Wellington, Texas, in Collingsworth County. Marker is on County Road I. The marker is approximately 1 mi west of where 1036 turns from east-west to north-south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: County Road I, Wellington TX 79095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Dozier Schoolhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Nicholson School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of Lutie School (approx. 8.2 miles away); Quail Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); The Red River Plunge of Bonnie and Clyde (approx. 10.2 miles
Dozier Cemetery Entrance and Marker area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, July 12, 2020
2. Dozier Cemetery Entrance and Marker area
away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away); Rocking Chair "Ranche" (approx. 10.2 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wellington.
Dozier Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, July 12, 2020
3. Dozier Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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