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

Dickens Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Dickens Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The only cemetery to serve the town of Dickens. This graveyard began in 1891, the same year the town was founded. Mrs. C. F. Jones, wife of pioneer settler and town barber C. F. Jones, died in 1891 and was buried by her husband at the foot of a hill overlooking the Croton Breaks. The owner of the property, M. S. Crow, at the suggestion of his attorney, W. C. Ballard, donated five acres of land surrounding the grave site for a community cemetery. W. C. Ballard, considered by many to be the "Father of Dickens," died in 1913 and was buried here, as well.

Many early settlers, city and county officials are interred in this graveyard. Also buried here are veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Through the years, the site of the Dickens Cemetery has increased through additional land donations. A fence was erected in 1919, and in 1948 local citizens formed a cemetery association to care for the grounds and monuments. Now, encompassing more than eighteen acres, the cemetery serves as a reflection of area history.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1218.)
 
Location. 33° 37.418′ N, 100° 49.283′ 
Dickens Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Dickens Cemetery Marker
W. Marker is in Dickens, Texas, in Dickens County. Marker is on Cemetery Road 0.3 miles east of Ragan Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dickens TX 79229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dickens Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dickens County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Anderson's Fort or Soldier's Mound (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lisenby-Campbell House (approx. 10 miles away); Fourth U.S. Cavalry (approx. 10.1 miles away); Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Spur (approx. 10 miles away); Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr. (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Find a Grave for Mrs Charlie F. Jones. This is the first grave in the cemetery, enclosed in a stone fence. (Submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 163 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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