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

Allen Cemetery

 
 
Allen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Reynolds, June 14, 2011
1. Allen Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Located on land purchased from Mr. and Mrs. John W. Whisenant, this cemetery was formally established on April 5, 1884, by the International Order of Odd Fellows, local lodge No. 249. Encompassing almost three acres of land, the cemetery has served the Allen Community for over a century.

The oldest legible grave marker here is that of Rebecca L. Hamilton (d. 1883), although local oral tradition holds that earlier graves may exist, including a slave burial ground in the southeast corner of the property.

Tombstone inscriptions reveal evidence of early epidemics and include the names of a number of veterans of foreign wars. Robert J. Cuffman (d. 1918) was killed in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War I. Mahlon Brackney served in the Spanish-American War. Also represented on grave markers here are notable early citizens of the community, including Permelia Ford, a pioneer settler, and doctors H. N. Compton and William F. Wolford.

The Allen Cemetery Association, organized in 1899, cares for the historic graveyard and sponsors annual decoration day.
 
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Commission. (Marker Number 123.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1874.
 
Location. 33° 6.028′ N, 96° 39.935′ W. Marker is in Allen, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on E. McDermott Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 E McDermott Dr, Allen TX 75002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Station of the Texas Electric Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Church of Allen (approx. half a mile away); Allen (approx. 0.9 miles away); Allen Water Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stone Dam at Allen Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Muncey Massacre (approx. 3˝ miles away); First Methodist Church of Plano (approx. 3.8 miles away); Corinth Presbyterian Church (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allen.
 
Allen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Reynolds, June 14, 2011
2. Allen Cemetery
Allen Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, May 17, 2020
3. Allen Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mark Reynolds of Allen, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,817 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mark Reynolds of Allen, Texas.   3. submitted on May 17, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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