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

Bethel Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By J Frye, January 29, 2022
1. Bethel Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

In 1852 N.P. Sims (1806-1902) gave 10 acres of land at High Springs (4 mi. W) for a church and burial ground to trustees of Bethel Methodist Church. Several graves remain there. G.H. Cunningham (1828-1916) and P.C. Sims (1819-1903) gave church trustees 10 acres here at Bethel in 1868. Earliest marked grave is that of the Rev. J.W. Reynolds (1816-1873). In 1918 trustees of Bethel Cemetery Association bought 3.9 acres of the 10-acre plot from the Church. Heirs of Cunningham and P.C. Sims gave 14 adjoining acres in 1961. The site has over 400 graves, including those of the 3 original land donors.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7084.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 32° 17.71′ N, 96° 54.856′ W. Marker is in Maypearl, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of Bethel Road and Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north on
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Bethel Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maypearl TX 76064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Dunaway Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Greathouse Community, Church, and Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); McKinney-Aday Farm House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Chambers' Creek (approx. 4.6 miles away); Oak Branch Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); World War II 1941-1945 (approx. 5.7 miles away); Maypearl Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maypearl.
 
Bethel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, January 29, 2022
2. Bethel Cemetery Marker
Bethel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, January 29, 2022
3. Bethel Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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