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

Pioneer Park

 
 
Pioneer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Pioneer Park Marker
Inscription.  Diamond Cemetery purchased in 1998 by Carroll and Billie Hagan Brown and restored as Pioneer Park. With the assistance of George Rains, the Browns developed this site as a tribute to the founding pioneers of Whitesboro. Maintained as a park and cemetery this will be a lasting memorial to the Diamond family and their descendants.
Many have been identified at the cemetery, yet many have remained unidentified. John is buried here, James is buried in Houston and George is buried in Whitesboro. Their letters and history can be found in the local library.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1998.
 
Location. 33° 39.356′ N, 96° 55.649′ W. Marker is in Whitesboro, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 56) 1.1 miles east of U.S. 82, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1057 West Main Street, Whitesboro TX 76273, 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. Diamond Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Diamond Horse Ranch
Pioneer Park Marker on far right. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Pioneer Park Marker on far right.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Whitesboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gainesville (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Cross Timbers (approx. 6½ miles away); F.M. Dougherty (approx. 11½ miles away); William Owen Davis (approx. 11½ miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitesboro.
 
Pioneer Park Cemetery in far left background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Pioneer Park Cemetery in far left background.
Google Map view of relation of marker (red pin) to cemetery location (grey pin). image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Google Maps, August 11, 2016
4. Google Map view of relation of marker (red pin) to cemetery location (grey pin).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 25, 2022