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

Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
1. Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This burial ground is part of 600 acres purchased for use as a poor farm operated by Kaufman County beginning in 1883. It is the final resting place for some of Kaufman County's citizens who were poor farm residents, county jail inmates, paupers, transients and other indigents. It is believed that anonymous victims of an 1871 typhoid fever epidemic were the first to be interred at this site, but the earliest marked grave is that of poor farm inmate George McCorkin, who died the year it opened. Though many graves remain unmarked, the cemetery is a place of final dignity for those whose names remain among those now forgotten.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001

 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16158.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 32° 33.934′ N, 96° 19.403′ W. Marker is in Kaufman, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Vista Lane and Five Points Drive, on the right
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
2. Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery
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when traveling west on Vista Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4100 Vista Lane, Kaufman TX 75142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kaufman County Poor Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Christian Church of Kaufman (approx. 1.6 miles away); Church of Our Merciful Saviour (approx. 1.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kaufman (approx. 1.7 miles away); Huff-Park House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenslade Drug Store (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kaufman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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