Near Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The earliest grave is believed to be that of an infant buried in 1892. Later that year, the infant son of Joseph C. and Nannie Stewart Hammond died and was interred here. His is the earliest marked grave. Helen Drummond’s grave dates to 1896. Several of her descendants, as well as those of the Hammonds, are also interred at the cemetery. Of note is the gravesite of pioneer settler Martha Jones Hardin Heffernan (d. 1918), who was living in the area by 1880.
Today, the burial ground, enlarged in 1996, is maintained by a cemetery association of community residents and family members. It remains an important link between early area settlers and the generations that have followed.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13209.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1891.
Location. 32° 21.785′ N, 99° 52.654′ W. Marker is near Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is on Drummond Cemetery Road (County Road 316) 0.4 miles north of Butterfield School Road (County Road 290), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Barkeley (approx. ¾ mile away); Dyess Elementary School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 6 miles away); 7th Bombardment Wing, Heavy (approx. 6 miles away); Vicinity of Indian Fight (approx. 6 miles away); Castle Peak (approx. 6 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Ernie Wilson Museum (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . Drummond Cemetery Association Website. (Submitted on October 3, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.