Oakalla in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Gibson Smith, Jr., a native of Tennessee, married Sarah A. James, a native of Arkansas, soon after settling in this part of Burnet county in 1850. Together they raised eight children and set aside this site as the family cemetery. Their granddaughter, Anita Fay Smith, who died of diphtheria in 1901, was the first person buried here. A neighbor, Charles McLean (d. 1901) was the second person buried here, followed by James G. Smith (d. 1902). A cemetery association formed by Smith family descendants in 1981 maintains this site, which includes veterans of the Civil War and World War II.
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13389.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 30° 57.74′ N, 97° 58.406′ W. Marker is in Oakalla, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker can be reached from Smith Cemetery Rd, 0.2 miles west of FM-963. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Killeen TX 76543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as Oakalla (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gillum Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Tobey Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); DeWolfe-Dillingham Community Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Community of Briggs (approx. 5.9 miles away); Briggs State Bank (approx. 5.9 miles away); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Maxdale Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakalla.
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