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Near Springlake in Lamb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Springlake Cemetery

 
 
Springlake Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Springlake Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This burial ground served the original residents of Springlake Community. The area was opened for settlement in 1908 by the George C. Wright Land Company. It was named for the nearby Springlake Ranch. D. B. Shiplet donated the first two acres for the cemetery. The first burial took place in 1909. Of the 356 known graves, five are unmarked. The community of Springlake was relocated in 1935, 4.75 miles southeast. The town once had a hotel, supply store, school and post office, but only the cemetery remains at the original site.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5020.)
 
Location. 34° 16.799′ N, 102° 20.403′ W. Marker is near Springlake, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is on County Highway 189 1.3 miles north of Farm to Market Road 2901, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springlake TX 79082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springlake-Earth School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Earth (approx. 5.1 miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 8.2 miles away); First Irrigation Well in Lamb County
<i>Marker next to Springlake Cemetery Historical Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Marker next to Springlake Cemetery Historical Marker
Texas Sesquicentennial
Time Capsule

Herein are the mementos from the people of Springlake, Texas; sealed May 11, 1986, to the people of Springlake, Texas of the year 2036.
Sealed during the celebration of the Texas Sesquicentennial and the Texas Wagon Train Tour.
Not to be opened unti March 2, 2036.
Independence day of the Texas Sesquicentennial.
(approx. 9.3 miles away); Spring Lake (approx. 9.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Olton (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Springlake Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Springlake Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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