Near Sylvester in Fisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Newman Community and Cemetery
The Newman Cemetery was legally set aside in a deed conveying property at this site for cemetery purposes in 1906. The first persons buried here were Miller Phigpen and J.E.W. Scott in 1906. Among the sixteen veterans of various wars buried here is American Civil War veteran R.L. Creswell.
The Methodist Episcopal Church built a sanctuary here about 1908. Union Hall and old Newman schools consolidated in 1913, and in 1924 a new brick schoolhouse was constructed. In 1929 the Methodist Episcopal and Baptist churches erected new sanctuaries. A steady decline in the area’s population resulted in the dissolution of the Methodist Church in 1940, the school in the early 1940s and the Baptist Church about 1950. Vestiges of the town’s church and school structures and the still active Newman
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3591.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 32° 36.999′ N, 100° 12.843′ W. Marker is near Sylvester, Texas, in Fisher County. Marker is on County Road 163 east of County Road 161, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trent TX 79561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adair - Steadman Site (approx. 6 miles away); Woods Chapel Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away); Boyd Chapel Community (approx. 12.4 miles away); Fisher County (approx. 13 miles away); Organization of Fisher County (approx. 13 miles away); Neinda Baptist Church (approx. 14˝ miles away); Neinda Community (approx. 14.8 miles away); Trammell House (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Newman, TX (Fisher County). From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on February 28, 2015.)
2. Newman Cemetery - Find A Grave Website. (Submitted on February 28, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 28, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.