Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Many early pioneers of Randall County, who were mostly farmers and ranchers, are buried here. A number of noted county figures are also interred, including L.G. Conner, the founder of the Canyon City (now Canyon) and prominent financier L.T. Lester. Other prominent early Randall County residents buried here include Judge Burney Slack, E.D. Harrell, John and Margaret Knight, C.R. Burrow and Clyde Warwick. More recent burials include J.A. Hill and J.P. Cornette, West Texas A&M Presidents; Hattie Anderson, Panhandle Plains Historical Museum founder; Margaret Harper, creator of the Palo Duro Canyon outdoor drama "Texas"; and musician Buddy Knox. Others represented
Randall County maintained the property until 1957, transferring operations to concerned citizens who formed the Dreamland Cemetery Association. Today, the association continues to care for the historic Dreamland Cemetery, which still serves the residents of Randall County and remains as a testament to the early settlers of Canyon.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14212.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 34° 56.448′ N, 101° 55.36′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on West Cemetery Road, 0.2 miles west of U.S. 87, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C. Stuart Johnston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randall County (approx. 1.4 miles away); W. F. Heller, Pioneer Farmer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Civil War Veterans Reunions (approx. 2.2 miles away); Randall County World War II MemorialSite of Conner Dugout (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Sad Monkey Railroad (approx. 2.6 miles away); Neblett Hospital and Clinic (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Guy Conner. Find A Grave memorial for Lincoln Guy Conner, rancher and founder of Canyon. (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
2. Buddy Wayne Knox. Find A Grave memorial for Buddy Wayne Knox. Born in the small town of Happy, Texas, located in the Texas Panhandle, he is best known for his 1957 number-one hit song, "Party Doll." (Submitted on October 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of grave sites in cemetery. Possibly graves of individuals representing burials noted in marker text. • Can you help?