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Near Mound Prairie in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mound Prairie Cemetery

 
 
Mound Prairie Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
1. Mound Prairie Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The earliest marked graves in this cemetery date to the late 1850s. Although settlement of the Mound Prairie community occurred much earlier. Mound Prairie, once the home of a Baptist College known as Mound Prairie Institute, declined during the latter part of the 19th century. This cemetery is one of the few physical reminders of the town. Many of the early settlers and their descendants are buried here, as are several Confederate Veterans. Some of the graves are marked with rock cairns or hand-hewn stones.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8781.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 52.347′ N, 95° 34.334′ W. Marker is near Mound Prairie, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road (County Highway 4440) ¼ mile south of State Highway 155. The marker is located 500 feet west of the first gate of the cemetery by the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine TX 75803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
First gate for the Mound Prairie Cemetery by the road. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
2. First gate for the Mound Prairie Cemetery by the road.
The second gate and marker can be seen in the distance between the first gate.
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Vernon United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Murdoch McDonald (approx. 4½ miles away); Col. Homer Garrison, Jr. (approx. 8 miles away); Anderson County (approx. 8.1 miles away); Timothy Stephen Smith (approx. 8.1 miles away); Purvey Lee (P. L.) Chism (approx. 8.1 miles away); Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell (approx. 8.1 miles away); Micham Main (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mound Praire. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The second entrance to the Mound Prairie Cemetery with the Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
3. The second entrance to the Mound Prairie Cemetery with the Marker
Several stone graves in the older section of the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
4. Several stone graves in the older section of the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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