Midlothian in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Although earlier unmarked graves most likely exist, the earliest marked grave, that of Mary Elizabeth Hawkins, dates to October 1873. Two of her young children, who died shortly after her death, are buried nearby. In 1874, John W. and George W. Hawkins deeded four acres including the burial ground to the Methodist Church; the community has added surrounding land over the years to increase the cemetery to its current size.
The city of Midlothian incorporated in 1888. W.A. Brundage, Sr., the city's first mayor, is among the many notable area residents buried here. The cemetery is also the burial place of military veterans, pioneers, farmers, ranchers, paupers and many others, representing the community's long and rich heritage.
Historic Texas Cemetery
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13081.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1873.
Location. 32° 28.777′ N, 96° 59.605′ W. Marker is in Midlothian, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of South 9th Street (County Highway 663) and West Avenue I, on the left when traveling south on South 9th Street. The marker is located on the left side of the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South 9th Street, Midlothian TX 76065, 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. First United Methodist Church of Midlothian (approx. 0.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Midlothian Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Midlothian Public Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); William L. and Emma Hawkins House (approx. half a mile away); Site of Polytechnic Institute (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pleasant Valley Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midlothian.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 3. submitted on April 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.