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

Annetta Cemetery

Annetta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 24, 2021
1. Annetta Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Community founder A. B. Fraser was a Confederate soldier who went into exile in Central America rather than declare allegiance to the Union. The Frasers named their daughter, who was born in Honduras, Anneta. The family returned to the U. S. in 1872, settling in Fort Worth, then moved a few miles west of the city in 1876. Fraser established a store and freight station near Weatherford and named the station for his daughter. When the Texas and Pacific Railroad built tracks through this area in 1880, it adapted the Fraser name, spelling it Annetta.

Though it is likely that the site had already been used as a burial ground for several years before Edgar M. King was interred here in September 1882, his is the earliest tombstone on this site. King was the first of many of his family to be buried in Annetta Cemetery. Thirty-five infants' graves are dated between 1882 and 1910, a testament to the harsh conditions of pioneer life.

Those interred here were civic and church leaders, educators, politicians, farmers, ranchers, merchants, and manufacturers. The Bell, Bledsoe, Chapman, Chew, Duncan, Nichols, Otto, and Winslow families
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are prominently represented, as are others who built the Annetta community. One burial is that of a veteran of the Civil War; other graves are those of veterans of several major United States and international wars and conflicts.

More than 935 graves were counted in 1998. Fading railroad tracks and the Annetta Cemetery are all that remain to chronicle the passing of the pioneers of Annetta community.
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12145.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1882.
Location. 32° 42.75′ N, 97° 40.592′ W. Marker is in Annetta, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 5, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aledo TX 76008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawson Daniel Gratz (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hood Family Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bankhead Highway in Aledo (approx. 4.4 miles away); City of Aledo (approx. 4.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Aledo (approx. 4˝ miles away); Aledo United Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Isaac Parker (approx. 5.1 miles away); Texas Pythian Home (approx. 5.3 miles away).
Annetta Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 24, 2021
2. Annetta Cemetery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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