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Near Smith Bend in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery

 
 
Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
1. Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

John Jackson Smith (1799-1867) and his wife Margaret (1802-1881) migrated here from Mississippi in the 1850s and founded Smith Bend community. They gave land for this cemetery after the death of their son Burton (1832 1856). The Smiths' daughter Ann and her husband Silas McCabe started the nearby settlement of Coon Creek. Residents of the two communities, descendants, and friends help maintain the burial ground. Enlarged by later land donations, the site contains over 500 graves.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4953.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 49.791′ N, 97° 20.587′ W. Marker is near Smith Bend, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2114, Ό mile east of County Highway 3620, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located at the front entrance to the Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton TX 76634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the
Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
2. Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery Marker
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crow flies. Coon Creek Community (approx. 2.1 miles away); Spivey Crossing (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lebanon United Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Whitney Messenger (approx. 8½ miles away); Whitney (approx. 8½ miles away); King Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Ivy-Atchison Pioneer Home (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Coon Creek Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Smith Bend Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The front entrance to the Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery with the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
3. The front entrance to the Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery with the marker
Closeup of Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery sign at the front gate. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
4. Closeup of Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery sign at the front gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2022