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Near Chester in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Midway Cemetery

 
 
Midway Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 18, 2009
1. Midway Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Andrew A. (1816-1898) and Mary Barnes (1817-1857) McKee came to Texas in 1845 and purchased land here in 1854. Mary, who died in childbirth, was the first person buried here. According to local tradition, just prior to her death Mary marked this site for family burials with her footprint on a gopher mound. By 1865 the cemetery served the Midway community and the surrounding area. Buried here are pioneer settlers and their descendants, former slaves, and veterans of conflicts from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. The cemetery is maintained by an association.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995

 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10412.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 43.746′ N, 94° 37.867′ W. Marker is near Chester, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is on Midway Cemetery Road 0.2 miles east of U.S. 190, on the right when traveling east
Midway Cemetery Entrance, Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 18, 2009
2. Midway Cemetery Entrance, Cemetery & Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TX 77351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of the Alabama and Coushatti Indians (approx. 2.4 miles away); Indian Village (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Service of Alabama and Coushatta Indians (approx. 2.7 miles away); Whitehead Home (approx. 11.8 miles away); E.C. Matthews Home (approx. 17˝ miles away); Moscow Male and Female Academy (approx. 17˝ miles away); Texas Statesman William Pettus Hobby (approx. 17˝ miles away); Moscow (approx. 17.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  List of Those Buried in this Cemetery. (Submitted on May 31, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Midway Cemetery Covered Area for Services image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, May 18, 2009
3. Midway Cemetery Covered Area for Services
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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