Gladewater in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Donated by John Paul & Beverly Tallent
Rosedale Cemetery was established by John Kittle Armstrong in 1856 as a family cemetery. The first burial was Sarah Armstrong, his wife. The cemetery association was established in 1911 and, in 1932, signed an oil lease with McFarland Oil Company of Kilgore, TX to drill two wells on cemetery property. The lease agreement allowed the cemetery to become self endowed. From 1932-1972, while the wells produced oil, the dead who were buried in the Rosedale Cemetery had an average monthly income of $150 to $300.
Welding done by Jon-Eric Johnson
For more Gladewater History, visit the Gladewater Museum
Erected 2015 by Gladewater Museum. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. 32° 32.105′ N, 94° 56.695′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pacific Avenue and North Dean Street on West Pacific Avenue. The marker is located along the street next to the railroad tracks.Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gladewater TX 75647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gladewater Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Camp's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); John Ben Shepperd (within shouting distance of this marker); First Franchised Motor Bus Line in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Development of Gladewater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Notorious Bonnie & Clyde (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gladewater Discovery Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladewater (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gladewater.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.