Near Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Mounds Cemetery
Historic Texas Cemetery
Little information is known about the early pioneers buried here. It is believed that approximately nine burials took place in the community's early history. Only one original gravestone, dated 1891, is preserved, and it marks the burials of two infants, Smoot and Ford Kerley, children of settlers J.C. and Ida Kerley. Other known burials are of Old Mounds residents of Mexican descent.
In 1908, the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway laid track two and half miles north of here. Residents moved near the railroad and the previous community came to be known as Old Mounds. In 1919, the school relocated as well, and soon the old settlement was entirely abandoned, as was the cemetery. Today, this burial ground is all that remains of Old Mounds, a testament to the pioneering farmers and ranchers of this area and the Hispanic families who lived and worked here.
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13960.)
Location. 34° 9.166′ N, 99° 35.812′ W. Marker is near Quanah, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 3295 and Farm to Market Road 1167, on the right when traveling east on Highway 3295. Touch for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Quanah TX 79252, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hicks & Cobb General Merchandise Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); Medicine Mound Community (approx. 2.4 miles away); W. P. A. Sanitation Project (approx. 2.4 miles away); Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 5.4 miles away); Chillicothe First Methodist Church (approx. 8˝ miles away); Site of Old Pease City (approx. 9.7 miles away); Foard County (approx. 11.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Quanah (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quanah.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
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