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Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hillcrest Cemetery

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, February 28, 2010
1. Hillcrest Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Located within the original 1850 town plat of Canton, this cemetery has served citizens of this area for well over a century. The oldest documented burial is that of Ann Calhoon (1807-1860). Among those buried here in marked and unmarked graves are Van Zandt County pioneers; veterans of the Civil War, World War I and World War II; and business and community leaders. Serving as a reminder of Canton's pioneer heritage, the Hillcrest Cemetery is a reflection of the history of the town and its citizens.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11419.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 32° 33.498′ N, 95° 51.665′ W. Marker is in Canton, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on State Highway 19 north of State Highway 64, on the left when traveling north. Cemetery is beside Canton's Trade Days' grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton TX 75103, 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. Caldwell Walton Raines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oran Milo Roberts
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By Steve Gustafson, February 28, 2010
2. Hillcrest Cemetery
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Zandt County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); John H. Reagan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 10˝ miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 10.6 miles away); Battle of the Neches (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Hillcrest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 28, 2010
3. Hillcrest Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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