Oklahoma in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oral tradition says that when a Mr. Sanders told a Mr. Leslie he was moving to Oklahoma, but moved near here instead, the settlement was named "Oklahoma." George W. Snook (1849-1939) and Bonnie Jerome Goodson Snook (1863-1939) were the first to set aside an acre here for a burial ground when their young daughter, Jessie Snook (1890-1894), became ill and died. A tree uprooted by a storm was the last place she had visited so they buried her nearby. The girl's uncle, John Henry Goodson (1867-1958), also donated an acre to this site in 1903. It doubled in size since then, remaining a chronicle of the families of this area of Montgomery County.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17450.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 30° 9.421′ N, 95° 35.749′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magnolia TX 77354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oklahoma School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zion Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Tomball (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pillot Family (approx. 4.2 miles away); Griffin Memorial House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Texas Railroads, C. S. A. (approx. 4.3 miles away); Spring Creek Park Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Confederate Powder Mill (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.