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Near Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Terrace Cemetery

 
 
Terrace Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
1. Terrace Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1907, young Vera Westbrook died in Post City and was laid to rest in a grave near Two Draw Road. In 1908, with the death of Vertie Rogers Conn, the board of directors of the Double U Co. told town founder C. W. Post in Battle Creek, Michigan, about the need for a cemetery. Post replied “I wish there was no need for any such spot, but we have to conduct our affairs in accordance with the dictation of a power much superior to our own intelligence.” Post provided land for the cemetery and instructions for its layout. Conn was the first burial on Oct. 13, 1908. Westbrook was also reinterred here. The original 19.35 acre cemetery platted in 1912 has expanded to include several thousand burials, serving as a testament to generations of families.

Historic Texas Cemetery
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2009 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17260.)
 
Location. 33° 11.461′ N, 101° 21.371′ W. Marker is near Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 380 0.7 miles east of Fox Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the front gate on the west end of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Post TX 79356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Terrace Cemetery Marker to left of gate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
2. Terrace Cemetery Marker to left of gate.
Rocks from the "Double U", "Lazy S", Conneil and Currycomb Ranch canyons, the round rocks were collected and made into gate piers in 1908 when cereal king C. W. Post founded Post City. George Samson designed and with fellow Scotsman James Napier built the gateway. It may be the only cemetery gateway with a Texas Historical marker at its apex. The marker is titled Terrace Cemetery Gateway (#5231).
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrace Cemetery Gateway (a few steps from this marker); Charles W. Post (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mrs. Merriweather Post (approx. 1.4 miles away); Garza County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Garza County Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mason Memorial Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Post Sanitarium (approx. 1.6 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
View of a portion of the more than 5,000 Terrace Cemetery graves. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
3. View of a portion of the more than 5,000 Terrace Cemetery graves.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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