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Near Clarendon in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Boydstun Cemetery

 
 
Boydstun Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
1. Boydstun Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Pioneer area settler Henry S. Boydstun (1858-1942), a native of Illinois, moved his family to this area in 1890. That year, his infant son, Eddie, died and was buried in the southwest corner of the family farm. In 1898, Boydstun deeded two acres at the site for use as a public burial ground. A small farming community that developed near there included a school and, from 1891-1940, a post office (listed as Boydston). Although Boydstun deeded land for the cemetery, he and his wife, Mary (d.1950), were interred in nearby town of Groom.
Text from Texas Historic Sites Atlas
 
Erected 1988. (Marker Number 480.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 10.135′ N, 100° 54.194′ W. Marker was near Clarendon, Texas, in Donley County. Marker was on State Highway 70 one mile south of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Clarendon TX 79226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Jericho Cemetery (here, next to this marker); 66 Super Service Station (approx. 10 miles away); Dr. Charles L. Fields (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Boydstun Cemetery. Boydstun Cemetery is 6 miles west of marker at the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road C (N3509.0926' W10059.5001').
 
Boydstun Cemetery Marker <i>missing</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Boydstun Cemetery Marker missing
Boydstun Cemetery Marker should be on the post at left. Jericho Cemetery Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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