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

Old Fairview Cemetery

 
 
Old Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Old Fairview Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Memphis' oldest burial ground is the final resting place for many pioneer families and prominent community members. J.C. Montgomery, “Father of Memphis,” is buried in the oldest section. The cemetery started a few months before Memphis was selected as Hall County Seat, and was carved from the northeast corner of the town plat. The earliest marked grave is that of Ben F. Taylor, who died in March 1890. Among several notable graves is that of W. A. Johnson, who was editor of the Hall County Herald, State Senator and Lt. Governor of Texas. The Fairview Cemetery Association, formed in 1993, cares for Old Fairview Cemetery as well as adjoining burial grounds.

Historic Texas Cemetery
Marker is property of State of Texas

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17892.)
 
Location. 34° 43.854′ N, 100° 31.57′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Texas, in Hall County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1547 half a mile east of North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TX 79245, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Old Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Old Fairview Cemetery Marker
as the crow flies. Hall County Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Hall County (approx. ¾ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Memphis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Newlin Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  James Clancy "Pappy" Montgomery. Find A Grave for J.C. Montgomery, “Father of Memphis” (Submitted on November 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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