Booker in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Named for the nearby creek, Kiowa Cemetery served the residents who settled here in the early 20th century. The community consisted of Russians of German descent whose families began settling in Russia in the mid-1700s, during the rule of Catherine the Great. In 1910, several of these German-Russian families settled on the Kiowa Creek south of Booker; they soon established a Lutheran church. Charter members of the church included the Meller, Bechthold, and Littau families; all are represented in this burial ground. The first internment, of Abraham Littau, occurred in 1912. In 1916, Leonhard and Katherine Littau donated property for use as a cemetery. Today, descendents of the interred care for this burial ground.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14865.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 36° 23.451′ N, 100° 30.088′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booker TX 79005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heart Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Route of Jones and Plummer Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Booker (approx. 4.8 miles away); View Point Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); No Man's Land (approx. 7.7 miles away in Oklahoma); Darrouzett Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Buried City (approx. 14.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.