Denison in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
While David Harman Coffman (1827-1888) served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865), his wife Harriet (Jones) and four sons came to North Texas from Missouri. After the war David joined the family and they bought this land. Although the earliest marked grave was dated 1867, the Coffmans deeded the one-acre plot to the county for a public burial ground in 1878. They gave the adjoining acre for a school and meetinghouse for MT. Pleasant Baptist Church. J.K. Miller, pioneer who owned land on which Denison was laid out, was buried here.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7350.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 33° 46.032′ N, 96° 34.766′ W. Marker is in Denison, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker can be reached from Layne Drive north of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the Coffman Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Layne Drive, Denison TX 75020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least J.K. Miller House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Miller's Spring (approx. 1.4 miles away); W. B. and Ella Munson Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mayes House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sand Springs (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hopewell Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Terrell High School (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Luke's Church (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denison.
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