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Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery

 
 
Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
1. Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

This well-traveled route, known locally as Jay Bird Lane, dates from the early 1860s. In 1883 land-owners donated three acres to preserve the nearby Jay Bird camp meeting grounds. Residents soon built a frame building, officially serving the Union Grove School Community. The Jay Bird Freewill Baptist Church also met here, and a cemetery was established, with the earliest marked grave dating to 1884. The school closed in 1919 and the building was destroyed by a 1940's tornado. A 1945 structure was replaced in 1974 by the Cemetery Association, hosting a meeting each first Sunday in June.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2743.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 32° 56.557′ N, 97° 36.784′ W. Marker is in Springtown, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is on Union Street north of Jay Bird Lane, on the
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left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springtown TX 76082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Hope Cemetery and New Hope Baptist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Kiowa Raid on Walnut Creek (approx. 4.2 miles away); Springtown Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); William and Elisabeth Woody Homestead (approx. 4.3 miles away); Veal's Station Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Springtown Tabernacle on the Square (approx. 4.4 miles away); City of Springtown (approx. 4.4 miles away); Eureka Lodge No. 371, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springtown.
 
Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
2. Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker
Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
3. Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker
Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye Fort Worth TX, February 18, 2022
4. Jay Bird - Union Grove School, Church, and Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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