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Near Mt. Vernon in Franklin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gray Rock Cemetery

 
 
Gray Rock Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
1. Gray Rock Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Unmarked graves here may date from the 1840s, when the nearby town of Gray Rock was settled along a frontier highway of the 411 marked graves, the oldest is that of an infant, Lula Smith, who died Feb.15, 1872. Although the land was deeded to two deacons of the Baptist church in 1887, it has always served as a community cemetery. An 1899-1900 epidemic of typhoid fever accounts for some of the burials. The town of Gray Rock vanished after the railroad bypassed it, but the cemetery is still in use. Gray Rock Cemetery Committee organized in 1906, now maintains the site.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9844.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1872.
 
Location. 33° 9.563′ N, 95° 7.637′ W. Marker is near Mt. Vernon, Texas, in Franklin County. Marker is on Interstate 30 Frontage Road, 0.3 miles east of County Highway 4130, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at the front of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon TX 75457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Gray Rock Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
2. Gray Rock Cemetery Marker
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9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ripley Massacre (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Monticello Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Rockhill Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Rutherford Drugstore (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of the Merchants and Planters National Bank (approx. 5.8 miles away); Franklin County (approx. 6.4 miles away); Henry Clay Thruston (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Grayrock, TX.
Grayrock (originally Gray Rock), on Interstate Highway 30 six miles southeast of Mount Vernon in eastern Franklin County, was one of the earliest settlements in the county. The post office established there in 1848 was only the second office established in what would become Franklin County. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on November 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Gray Rock Cemetery and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
3. The view of the Gray Rock Cemetery and Marker from the street
The view of the Gray Rock Cemetery and Marker from the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 23, 2021
4. The view of the Gray Rock Cemetery and Marker from the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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