Near Becton in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Tennessee native Abner M. Becton moved to the Estacado area in the late 1890s. There, he met and wed Cornelia Bryant. The couple moved in 1898 to land in this area, where W.E. Bledsoe had already established a ranch. The small community became known as Becton, and this site served as a public cemetery. The first known burial took place in 1932, and the burial ground, maintained by Becton descendants, is active today. Graves include those of area veterans. The cemetery, surrounded by South Plains farmland, serves as a reminder of area settlers and the landscape they knew.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2003
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14531.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 33° 47.482′ N, 101° 37.846′ W. Marker is near Becton, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on County Highway 3600, half a mile north of County Highway 5300, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg TX 79250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Site of Estacado (approx. 4.8 miles away); Estacado Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Petersburg (approx. 6.2 miles away); Lorenzo Cemetery (approx. 8˝ miles away); Idalou Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); Pearce Chapel-Strip Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Farmer Community (approx. 10 miles away); Lorenzo (approx. 10 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.