Near Winona in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Harris Creek Cemetery
The earliest documented burial in Harris Creek Cemetery is of South Carolina native John Brownlee Clinkscales, who signed his will the same day he died on Jan. 4, 1857. Mount Carmel declined after the Civil War, and an extension of the Tyler Tap Railroad established the nearby town of Winona in 1876. Harris Creek Memorial Association formed in Oct. 1909, with James T. Kay of Winona as chairman. The association continues to hold an annual meeting,
Tombstones made of marble, sandstone, concrete and metal chronicle several fraternal organizations and veterans of conflicts dating from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. The rural setting includes deciduous trees, some cedars, and native grass with some plantings. Many family plots are enclosed by concrete curbs, and some have iron fencing. Today, this burial ground of several hundred graves remains in use and recalls the contributions of citizens of Mount Carmel, Winona and other nearby communities.
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16753.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Native Americans.
Location. 32° 27.992′ N, 95° 13.022′ W. Marker is near Winona, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on Harris Creek Church Road (County Road 336) 0.2 miles south of County Road 41, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13720 Harris Creek Church Road, Winona TX 75792, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Nicholas Wren 1807-1859 (here, next to this marker); Scouts of Texas Army (here, next to this marker); Elisha Everett Lott (approx. 2.4 miles away); Camp Fannin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Fannin Internment Camp (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Fannin, Texas (approx. 2.9 miles away); Our Land - Our Heritage (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Winona (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.