“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Justin in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Eakins Cemetery

(ca. 1 mile west)

Eakins Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye
1. Eakins Cemetery Marker

Noah (1810-1868) and Susan (1816-1878) Eakins and their family came to this part of Denton County from Kentucky in 1855. This cemetery was established on their land about 1855-58 when a neighbor, Angelina Rayburn, was fatally burned while cooking on an open fire. Lula Q. Porter, infant child of another pioneer family, was buried in the graveyard in 1861, and the site became a community burial ground known as Eakins Cemetery. It is the final resting place of the Eakins family and many other area pioneers and their descendants. It continues to serve the rural community.
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1331.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 33° 8.403′ N, 97° 19.068′ W. Marker is in Justin, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Eakins Cemetery Road south of Swafford Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Justin TX 76247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Justin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Prairie Mound Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Johns' Well and Campgrounds (approx. 6.4 miles away); Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Argyle (approx. 8 miles away); Graham Argyle Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Argyle United Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cattle Trail Crossing (approx. 8˝ miles away).
Eakins Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye
2. Eakins Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 26, 2024