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Twitty in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Center Cemetery

 
 
Center Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
1. Center Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

In 1906, D. M. Pollard bought the south half of section 30, block a-7 of the H&GN survey and lived in a dugout. Near his homesite, the center school opened in 1909. The school also hosted church services, and the Center Cemetery was dedicated on the adjoining property to the west. The oldest marked grave, for B. F. Matthews, dates from March 1909. A survey recorded 34 marked graves with 13 marked unknown. There are indications of additional unmarked graves. Elisha Powell (Civil War) and Alvin David Fellingham (World War II) are two known military veterans interred here. Descendants of D. M. Pollard still own land around the cemetery, which reflects hardships faced by settlers of the Texas Panhandle.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17488.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 35° 19.699′ N, 100° 10.08′ W. Marker is in Twitty
Center Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
2. Center Cemetery Marker
, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on FM 592, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tower Building (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bill Mack: Shamrock's Midnight Cowboy (approx. 8.4 miles away); "Bill Mack's influence on country music is legendary" (approx. 8.4 miles away); Shamrock Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Shamrock Methodist Church (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Shamrock (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Legend of St. Patrick and the Shamrock (approx. 9 miles away); Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza (approx. 9 miles away).
 
B.F. Matthews' grave, the oldest in the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
3. B.F. Matthews' grave, the oldest in the cemetery
Center Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
4. Center Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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