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Alvarado in Johnson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery

 
 
Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, August 11, 2021
1. Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Two early area families established cemeteries at this site in the 1870s. During that time, the Campbell and Sansom families purchased land in this vicinity. The first documented burial is that of seven-month-old Ula Sansom (d. 1876), who was buried in the Sansom family plot. The following year, Louisianna Campbell (1826-1877), was buried in the Campbell plot. Several more burials were made during the next two decades. In 1881, the railroad came to Alvarado, bringing with it many new residents. With more families in the area and a growing need for additional cemetery space, many buried their loved ones in the vicinity of the Sansom and Campbell plots. In 1896, the local Knight of Pythias and I.O.O.F. lodges established burial grounds on land surrounding the two family plots. During the Great Depression, the City of Alvarado took over care for the cemeteries, which were known collectively as Glenwood Cemetery. Additional land enlarged the graveyard, for which in 1970 a cemetery association formed to maintain and preserve the site. Today, the burial ground remains a link to early pioneers and the history of generations of Alvarado residents.
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Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004
 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 32° 24.6′ N, 97° 13.326′ W. Marker is in Alvarado, Texas, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Glenwood Drive and West Purdom Road on Glenwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alvarado TX 76009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Balch-Senterwood Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Balch Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Norman Springs & Norman Grove (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alvarado (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outlaws Benjamin Bickerstaff and Josiah Thompson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alvarado Masonic Lodge No. 314, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alvarado.
 
Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, August 11, 2021
2. Alvarado Glenwood Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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