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Happy in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Happy Cemetery

 
 
Happy Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Happy Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Happy Cemetery Association, organized on March 18, 1912. Purchased five acres of land for two adjacent cemeteries (one specifically for Catholics) from local businessman James F. White. The oldest recorded grave is that of William T. King (1871-1913). The association built a small frame house which was used as a gathering place for annual decoration day activities from 1915 to 1985 when it was razed to make more room for plots. Numerous local pioneers and veterans are buried here, including both Confederate and Union Civil War veterans.
 
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2368.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is March 18, 1912.
 
Location. 34° 44.098′ N, 101° 52.037′ W. Marker is in Happy, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 1075, 0.4 miles south of SW 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in center of cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Happy TX 79042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Happy Public Schools (approx. 0.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harman-Toles Elevator (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Old Happy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 14.4 miles away); Tulia Depot (approx. 14.6 miles away); J.O. Bass Blacksmith Shop (approx. 14.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Tulia (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Happy.
 
Happy Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Happy Cemetery Marker
Happy Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Happy Cemetery Marker
Happy Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
4. Happy Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
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