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Miami in Roberts County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Miami Cemetery

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

Miami cemetery the earliest cemetery in the town of Miami was established shortly after 1887 when the southern Kansas branch of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad was extended through Miami. The earliest known burial is that of early pioneer William T. Lard who died on December 6, 1888 and was reinterred here prior to 1900, along with other burials that were relocated to the old cemetery section of the Miami Cemetery. The first marked burial in the Miami cemetery is that of Sarah A. Black, daughter of G.M. & M.E. black, who died on august 6, 1896 at the age of three months.

In 1900, the Cresswell Ranche & cattle company, ltd. Of Edinburgh, Scotland, the operator of a large ranch in the eastern Texas panhandle, sold Roberts county several acres of land to be used as a cemetery. Five acres were deeded to judge S.G. Carter of Roberts county and his successors for a payment of $1.00. Subsequent parcels were added in 1919 by Cleve and Mattie Coffee and in 1948 by Walter and Irene Coffee.

The landscape of the Miami Cemetery is traditional for the Texas panhandle with vast, open areas bordered by a variety of vegetation,
Miami Cemetery entrance gate image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
2. Miami Cemetery entrance gate
The marker is just off camera near this gate.
including cedar, Italian cypress, Chinese elm, and rose bushes, surrounded by chain-link and wire fencing. The cemetery is the final resting place for twenty-six veterans of the civil war, as well as veterans of world war i, world war ii, and the Korean war. Two Texas Rangers, Francis Lawton Hoffer (1862-1933) and Newton F. Locke (1882-1965), are also buried here. The cemetery continues to be active and is cared for by Roberts county commissioners and the citizens of Miami.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2009
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16703.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 35° 41.973′ N, 100° 37.533′ W. Marker is in Miami, Texas, in Roberts County. Marker is on US 60 (U.S. 60) 0.3 miles north of South Clyde Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami TX 79059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roberts County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel O. M. Roberts (approx. 0.7 miles away); Miami Railroad Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cottage Hotel
An additional sign showing the marker's location image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, July 25, 2020
3. An additional sign showing the marker's location
Interestingly the sign shows the cemetery ID number of RB-C001 instead of the marker number (16703).
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Roberts County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 4.8 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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