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

Hemphill Cemetery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Hemphill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The burials in this cemetery reflect the early history of Hemphill as a developing commercial center and seat of government. The oldest marked grave dates from 1867, nine years after the town was founded. The early gravestone marks the burial site of pioneer settler Marier C. Morris (1845-1867), the daughter of Jubal H. Ragan, an early area physician.

Early records of the cemetery were lost in an 1875 courthouse fire, but it believed the original tract of land for the burial ground was donated by Simon Newsome Beckom and William T. Morris. The site was later enlarged by additional donations of property. The first school in the area, the Sabine Valley Institute, was located in a Masonic Lodge building on adjacent land which was also used for early religious services.

Burials here include those of pioneer area settlers, prominent local merchants, and businessmen, veterans of several wars, early leaders of the community, and elected officials of the city, county, and district levels of government. Also interred here is Simeon R. Williams, who served this area as a state legislator.

Still in use, the historic Hemphill Cemetery serves as a reminder of the area's rich heritage.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11037.)
 
Location.
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Hemphill Cemetery Marker
31° 20.368′ N, 93° 50.983′ W. Marker is in Hemphill, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on South Texas Street 0.2 miles south of Worth Street (County Highway 83), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 276 S Texas St, Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sabine County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sabine County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sabine County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sabine County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hemphill (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Hemphill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pratt (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Charles Krenek & Jules “Buzz” Mier, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hemphill.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
3. Hemphill Cemetery
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
4. Hemphill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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