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

Cedar Grove Cemetery

 
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
1. Cedar Grove Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The first documented burial in this cemetery, that of Phebe A. Martin, took place in 1875, three years after the town of Trinity was laid out on the George W. Wilson survey. Nearly 100 graves, many of them from an 1897-98 diphtheria epidemic, date to the 19th century. In 1914, a cemetery association was chartered to manage and maintain the public burial ground. Among those buried here are founders of Trinity, professional and business leaders, and local citizens who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14332.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 30° 56.701′ N, 95° 22.957′ W. Marker is in Trinity, Texas, in Trinity County. Marker is on West Main Street (Farm to Market Road 230) 0.1 miles west of Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the front entrance to the
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cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinity TX 75862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Pope and Elizabeth Ann Barnes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); I.N. Parker House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ranald McDonald House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Trinity (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Old Red Schoolhouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinity.
 
Also see . . .  Trinity, TX (Trinity County). Texas State Historical Association
Trinity is at the intersection of State highways 19 and 94 and Farm roads 230, 356, and 1617, in southwestern Trinity County. It was founded in the winter of 1872–73 on land purchased from the New York and Texas Land Company. A previous settlement in the vicinity had been called Kayser's (Kyser's) Prairie. Millican's Chapel, built in the 1850s on nearby Bell's Creek, is the first known church in the area. The new town was a station on the Houston and Great Northern Railroad, which built through Trinity County in
The entrance to the Cedar Grove Cemetery with the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
2. The entrance to the Cedar Grove Cemetery with the marker
1872. The community was originally called Trinity Station, after the Trinity River, two miles southwest. The name was later changed to Trinity City and finally to Trinity. When the H&GN bypassed Sumpter, the county seat, many residents of that community moved to Trinity, which became the county seat on May 20, 1873.
(Submitted on September 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Cedar Grove Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 26, 2022
3. The Cedar Grove Cemetery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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