Near Lovelady in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery
This community cemetery dates to the 1870s when Lovelady was developing as a railroad center for the surrounding agricultural area. Land for the section known as Old Cemetery was conveyed to trustees of the Lovelady Cemetery Association in 1878 and in 1896. The first grave, that of Parham Bridges Baker (b.1876) is dated 1878. Another early grave is that of Catherine Adams, who also was buried that year. By 1885 there were approximately 20 graves in the cemetery. A good example of an early community graveyard, it is maintained by the Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery Association.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11235.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 31° 8.144′ N, 95° 27.012′ W. Marker is near Lovelady, Texas, in Houston County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 19, 0.1 miles north of Lovelady Road. The marker is located at the front gate of the Evergreen Cemetery across the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovelady TX 75851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town of Lovelady (approx. 0.7 miles away); C.R. Rich Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Lovelady (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lovelady School Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Houston-Leon County Coal Company (approx. 2.3 miles away); Center Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rockland Cemetery, Church and School (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lovelady.
Also see . . . Lovelady Texas. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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