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

Trees Cemetery

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, August 9, 2020
1. Trees Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Crawford Trees (1823-1889) came to Texas in 1845. He and fellow Illinois native Anna Kimmel (1831-1913) were married in 1846. Crawford went to California during the Gold Rush in 1849, returning to Texas two years later with enough money to purchase 5,458 acres of land. In 1855, he and Anna, eventually the parents of ten children, donated land for a community school and church. They established this cemetery when Anna's brother, Philip Kimmel, and a friend, William Stiles, were killed in a shooting on August 21, 1856. Primarily a family burial ground, the cemetery also contains the graves of a number of family friends. Maintained by a family association, the cemetery remains in use by Trees descendants.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12378.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 37.821′ N, 96° 55.604′ W. Marker is in Duncanville, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Santa
Trees Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, August 9, 2020
2. Trees Cemetery Marker
Fe Trail, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Santa Fe Trail, Duncanville TX 75137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Bethel Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Penn Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Duncanville (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Christian Church of Duncanville (approx. 1.7 miles away); Duncanville (approx. 2 miles away); John C. Pelt (approx. 2 miles away); The Daniel Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); City of Cedar Hill (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncanville.
 
Trees Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, August 9, 2020
3. Trees Cemetery entrance
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By Kayla Harper, August 9, 2020
4. Trees Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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