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Diboll in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Prairie Grove

 
 
Prairie Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, November 10, 2010
1. Prairie Grove Marker
Inscription.  The community of Prairie Grove began in 1845 and became a place for early settlers to gather. A cemetery began in 1849 when the young daughter of John M. and Caroline Stovall died. In the 1880s a school/church building was erected near the cemetery, and became the heart of the community. The church became the Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in 1921, and a new schoolhouse was built that served the area until 1948 when the school was disbanded. The church and cemetery continue to serve the area after more than a century.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8718.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 10.132′ N, 94° 43.184′ W. Marker is in Diboll, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on Prairie Grove Road (County Road 263) near Farm to Market Road 1818, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Diboll TX 75941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Prairie Grove Church building image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, November 10, 2010
2. Prairie Grove Church building
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diboll (approx. 3.9 miles away); Thomas Lewis Latane Temple (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Diboll Library (approx. 4.1 miles away); First Methodist Church of Diboll (approx. 4.1 miles away); Emporia (approx. 4.2 miles away); Lindsey Springs Logging Camp (approx. 4.7 miles away); Burke Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ryan Chapel (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diboll.
 
Cemetery view image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, November 10, 2010
3. Cemetery view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2014, by Robert Martin of Diboll, TX - Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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