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Gruver in Hansford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gruver Cemetery

 
 
Gruver Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Gruver Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1907, Joseph Hezkiah Gruver (1863-1962), his wife, Addie Reed Gruver, and their son, Lawrence, moved from Missouri and settled in this area. A post office was established in 1927 and soon businesses followed. In 1929, at the request of Clarence Winder, Mr. J.B. Dulin donated ten acres of land to be known as Gruver Memorial Park, now Gruver Cemetery. Additional acreage was added by Cecil and Margaret Ralston in 1970. On March 9, 1929, Willie A. Winder, Clarence’s mother, became the first person buried in the cemetery. The landscape of the cemetery is traditional with juniper trees surrounding granite and marble headstones that document the history of the Gruver area.

Historic Texas Cemetery – 2009

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17096.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1929.
 
Location. 36° 16.142′ N, 101° 22.508′ W. Marker is in Gruver, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is on State Highway
Gruver Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Gruver Cemetery Marker
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278, 1.7 miles east of State Highway 136, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gruver TX 79040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Farwell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dodge City-Tascosa Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hansford Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Site of Cator Buffalo Camp (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lindberghs Land at Spearman (approx. 11 miles away); Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (approx. 11.1 miles away); Brick Streets of Spearman (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gruver.
 
Willie A. Winder grave site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Willie A. Winder grave site
Willie A. Winder grave site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
4. Willie A. Winder grave site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 7, 2022