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Iredell in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Riverside Cemetery

 
 
Riverside Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
1. Riverside Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

According to local oral tradition, land for this cemetery and the adjacent church was donated by the family of Ward Keeler, a New York native who came to Bosoue County about 1870 and founded the town of Iredell. The oldest documented grave here is that of James W.P. Ware, who died in November 1870. The primary burial ground for Iredell citizens for generations, Riverside Cemetery contains more than one thousand interments, both marked and unmarked. Its varied styles of gravestones stand as a reminder of the community's pioneer heritage.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4280.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 59.074′ N, 97° 52.357′ W. Marker is in Iredell, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker is on McLain Street (Farm to Market Road 1238) 0.1 miles west of Eastland Street (Farm to Market Road 927), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iredell TX 76649, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers
The Riverside Cemetery Marker and American flag image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
2. The Riverside Cemetery Marker and American flag
An American flag is located at the entrance to the Cemetery.
are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iredell First United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Hico (approx. 8˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Hico (approx. 9˝ miles away); United Methodist Church of Fairy (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Iredell, Texas. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Riverside Cemetery Marker and sign at the entrance. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
3. Riverside Cemetery Marker and sign at the entrance.
The view of the Riverside Cemetery and Marker from the road. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
4. The view of the Riverside Cemetery and Marker from the road.
Riverside Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 21, 2020
5. Riverside Cemetery
The cemetery has a large number of older graves.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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