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

Fulton Cemetery

Fulton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 25, 2022
1. Fulton Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery was originally known as the Morgan Cemetery due to its location on land owned by Daniel Morgan (1818-1892), a native of Kentucky. Morgan came to Texas from Illinois with his family in 1834. Morgan served in the Civil War in Company F, 1st Regimental Infantry, 3rd Brigade Texas State Troops. In 1842, Morgan married Sara Caroline Childress (1826-1892) and, by 1878, Morgan relocated to Bosque County and purchased land along the eastern fork of the Bosque River.

The date of the first burial is unknown as many early graves were marked with common field stones. The first marked burial is that of Martha A. Duke from 1880. Only three known Morgans are buried here: Daniel and Caroline passed in 1892 and their grandson John Henry Morgan, passed in 1964. Other prevalent names include Jackson, Damron, Rhodes, Ownbey, Phillips and Fulton. Oral tradition states that railroad workers and relatives were buried in the Morgan Cemetery due to its close proximity to the rail line.

Most of the graves are of simple pioneers who worked as farmers or ranchers along with numerous veterans and persons associated with fraternal organizations.
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In 1891, the children of Daniel Morgan deeded land to J.W. Fulton and others as trustees. By 1906, the Morgan family had sold all of their Bosque County holdings and moved from the area. The name of the cemetery was changed to Fulton Cemetery sometime after 1892. Covered in native grasses and flowers and surrounded by trees, this historic cemetery contains the remains of many pioneers who settled this rural area.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2011

Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17652.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 32° 1.679′ N, 97° 46.974′ W. Marker is near Walnut Springs, Texas, in Bosque County. Marker is on County Highway 2650, 0.8 miles north of Farm to Market Road 927, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located on the left side of the main entrance to the Fulton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walnut Springs TX 76690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain J.J. Cureton, C.S.A. (approx. 2.7 miles away); Freedom Is Not Free (approx. 2.7 miles away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead (approx. 2.7 miles away); James Buckner "Buck" Barry, C.S.A.
The Fulton Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 25, 2022
2. The Fulton Cemetery and Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Iredell First United Methodist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Riverside Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 10.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Morgan (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Springs.
Fulton Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 25, 2022
3. Fulton Cemetery and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Sep. 30, 2023