Iredell in Bosque County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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 Sites • Settlements & 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 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.)
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.