Near Mt. Calm in Limestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mount Calm Cemetery
Settlers began arriving in this part of Limestone County in the 1850s. Soon Mount Calm community developed with a Masonic Lodge, stores, post office, school, and churches. James Samuel Kimmel, a pioneer settler, donated land for this cemetery, and the first marked grave is dated 1870. In 1881, when the Texas & St. Louis Railway bypassed the village, residents moved north to the railroad line and began new Mount Calm in Hill County. The cemetery, which has been enlarged and is still in use is all that remains of the earlier settlement.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3487.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 31° 44.049′ N, 96° 52.497′ W. Marker is near Mt. Calm, Texas, in Limestone County. Marker can be reached from LCR 102, ¼ mile west of LCR 106. The marker is located 500 feet south down the cemetery road near the middle of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Calm TX 76673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Calm Confederate Memorial (here, next to this marker); Mt. Antioch Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mt. Calm Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Col. Leonard Williams (approx. 2.2 miles away); Prairie Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Prairie Hill Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Birome (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Calm.
Also see . . .
1. Texas and St. Louis Railway. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Mount Calm Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.