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

Idalou Cemetery

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Idalou Cemetery Marker
Inscription. John William Turner, Jr. and his wife, Mary Alice, deeded two acres of their farm as a burial ground in January 1921. The first burial was for their infant nephew, Weldon Fred Turner, whose grave is indicated by a homemade marker. In May of that year, C.J. and Mary Hallmark buried their infant son C.J., and 13-year-old Mable Gladis Andrews was interred in July.

By 1928, when the Turners and Selma Graves donated more land to the burial ground, area residents had formed the Idalou Cemetery Association, with E.T. Daniell, W.M. Weaver and H.W. Lasater serving as the original board members. Over the next decades, the association accepted additional land donations, which increased the cemetery to its present size. Volunteers and families have attended workdays to help maintain the site.

Today, the cemetery's features include curbed plots and numerous upright shoulder stones typical of 20th-century grave marker designs, and the open prairie landscape highlights native plantings. The cemetery is a link to the many generations who have contributed to the history of Idalou.

Historic Texas Cemetery
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13497.)
 
Location. 33° 40.011′ 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Idalou Cemetery Marker
N, 101° 38.46′ W. Marker is in Idalou, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on U.S. 62 0.4 miles east of County Highway 3500, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idalou TX 79329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorenzo (approx. 6 miles away); Lorenzo Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Site of Estacado (approx. 7.4 miles away); South Plains Army Air Field (approx. 11 miles away); W. G. McMillan Construction Company (approx. 11 miles away); World War II Glider Pilots (approx. 11 miles away); Original Lubbock Municipal Airport (approx. 11.2 miles away); Site of Old Lubbock (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Find A Grave memorial for Weldon Fred Turner. (Submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Idalou Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Idalou Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 158 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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