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Near Rankin in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rankin Cemetery

 
 
Rankin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Rankin Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery was established in 1915, soon after the founding of Rankin, by Civic leaders Ira Yates, J.H. Felps, Tom F. Hickox, and Dr. J.H. Johnson. Johnson's niece, Mary Evelyn Johnson, was the first to be buried here in 1916. Many burials occurred during the 1920s, when population in the area increased greatly after oil was discovered in Upton and Pecos counties. Rankin cemetery is known to contain the unmarked graves of two bank robbers. The graveyard is a good reflection of the heritage of this area of the state.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4201.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 31° 12.914′ N, 101° 55.508′ W. Marker is near Rankin, Texas, in Upton County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 210, 0.9 miles east of 3rd Avenue. The marker is located just past the main entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rankin TX 79778, 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. Yates Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away);
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Colonels John C. and William F. Upton (approx. one mile away); Upland (approx. one mile away); First State Bank of Rankin (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rankin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of First Church in Upton County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rankin's All Kid Rodeo (approx. 1.8 miles away); Upton County (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rankin.
 
Also see . . .  Rankin, Texas. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Rankin Cemetery Marker from the cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The view of the Rankin Cemetery Marker from the cemetery entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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