Near Quitaque in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Residents used other area graveyards to bury the deceased until 1922, when brothers Alvin and Edgar Howard donated ten acres for cemetery use. The first person interred in Resthaven Cemetery was Katie Daniel (d. 1922). Others interred here include Amos Persons, who organized First National Bank and was influential in bringing the Ft. Worth and Denver Railroad to Quitaque, and community leaders Orlin and O.R. Stark, father and son, who followed Persons as presidents of the bank and were civic leaders. A sandstone wall with spaced pilasters built from 1938-40 by the
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16498.)
Location. 34° 21.931′ N, 101° 1.474′ W. Marker is near Quitaque, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 599 0.4 miles south of Texas Highway 86, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitaque TX 79255, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gasoline Cotton Gin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bob Wills (approx. 7.3 miles away); Turkey High School (approx. 7.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Turkey (approx. 7.8 miles away).
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