Near Rising Star in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Over the years, additional land donations have enlarged the cemetery. Pioneer Quilting Club members served as long-time caretakers, raising funds for cleaning and for a war memorial placed in 1948 to commemorate area soldiers killed in World Wars I and II. Among the others buried here is Catherine Martin O’Neal Lovett, a Cherokee survivor of the Trail of Tears March of 1838. Today, an association maintains the burial ground, which is a link to the early settlement of Pioneer.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13426.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 32° 5.983′ N, 99° 4.982′ W. Marker is near Rising Star, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 36 and County Road 247, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the eastern entrance to Pioneer Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rising Star TX 76471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rising Star Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Rising Star (approx. 6˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Rising Star (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rising Star.
Also see . . .
1. Pioneer, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 28, 2014.)
2. Catherine "O'Neal" Martin Lovett. Includes headstone biography and photographs from the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on December 28, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.