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

Plainview Cemetery

 
 
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Photographed By J Frye, March 18, 2022
1. Plainview Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Located in western Denton County, Plainview Cemetery served as a burial ground for early settlers in the area. The Plainview community began around 1878 when the families of Gideon Kimbrough (1833-1923) and William Kimbrough (1824-1912) and their families arrived from Bellville, Tennessee. As the community grew, the need for a school was recognized and a one-room school building was erected. In 1894, a Baptist Sunday school began to meet in the building. The Plainview Baptist Church formed in 1896 and built a church on land donated by C.R. Moreman. In 1898, a plot of land adjoining the church was purchased from the estate of James B. Walker (1848-1898) to be used as a cemetery. Mr. Walker was the first burial in the cemetery. It became the only cemetery for the Plainview community.

At least five people from the area were buried in the cemetery prior to 1900. A large increase in burials took place in the early 1900s because of a national influenza epidemic. The cemetery has a variety of marble and cement headstones marked with biblical scripture, masonic markings, woodmen seals and military headstones. Many founding families of the
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Photographed By QuesterMark, September 21, 2014
2. Plainview Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
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community have gravesites in the cemetery as well as generations of their descendants. Maintained by the Plainview Cemetery Association, the graves provide a record of the settlers of the area, including teachers, preachers and veterans. The Plainview Baptist Church and the cemetery are the only remnants of this once flourishing farming community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2012
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17602.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 33° 17.48′ N, 97° 19.155′ W. Marker is in Krum, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1173, 0.2 miles west of Plainview Road, on the left when traveling west. The marker is just inside the cemetery, to the left of the gates. The cemetery is behind the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12221 FM 1173, Krum TX 76249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gregg Ranch (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chisholm Trail in Denton County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Forester Ranch (approx. 4.7 miles
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Photographed By QuesterMark, September 21, 2014
3. Plainview Cemetery Marker
away); Cattle Trail Crossing (approx. 5.2 miles away); City of Krum (approx. 5.6 miles away); Townsite of Bolivar (approx. 6.3 miles away); Bolivar Cemetery (approx. 6½ miles away); Sanger Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Krum.
 
Also see . . .  Plainview Cemetery Texas Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony. (Submitted on October 7, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.)
 
Plainview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 18, 2022
4. Plainview Cemetery Marker
Plainview Cemetery Entrance Arch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 18, 2022
5. Plainview Cemetery Entrance Arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 21, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022