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

Montague Cemetery

Montague Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 24, 2021
1. Montague Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The first known settlers in Montague County arrived in 1849. After the county was formed in 1857, the City of Montague was created a year later to serve as county seat. The town grew slowly at first, but by 1871 was developing rapidly and experiencing an influx of new settlers.

James M. Gibbons, one of the early pioneers, came to this area from Tennessee. Family history indicates that Gibbons donated the first plot of land in this cemetery for the burial of his wife, Elizabeth Lankford Gibbons, upon her death in 1862. He later married Nancy Elizabeth Furr, who also is buried here. Gibbons died in 1899 and is interred in the cemetery, as are several other family members and numerous other early settlers.

The Montague Cemetery contains both unmarked and marked graves. About 60 of the legible tombstones bear dates from the 1800s. Several Confederate veterans and a few early Texas Rangers also are buried here.

With ties to the early settlement of Montague, this graveyard is an important part of the area's history. Care for the burial sites is provided by the Montague Cemetery Association.
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1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3436.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 33° 40.144′ N, 97° 43.103′ W. Marker is in Montague, Texas, in Montague County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hall Street and Grand Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montague TX 76251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montague Pioneer Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Montague County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1927 Montague County Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); United Methodist Church of Montague (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montague Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes (approx. 8.1 miles away); Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montague.
Montague Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 24, 2021
2. Montague Cemetery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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