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

Mattox Cemetery

 
 
Mattox Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
1. Mattox Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Wade Hampton Mattox came to this area from Florida prior to 1850. His grave, dating to the 1860s, is the first marked in the cemetery, established close to the house in keeping with Mattox tradition. The burial ground later served the Survey community, also known as Mayflower. In the 1930s, workers built a native sandstone fence as part of a Works Progress Administration project, which also included a teacherage. Today a cemetery association maintains the burial ground, owned by the local school district. The cemetery is the final resting place of many area residents, including several veterans.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14718.)
 
Location. 31° 5.229′ N, 93° 43.313′ W. Marker is in Mayflower, Texas, in Newton County. Marker is on State Highway 87 0.1 miles south of County Highway 2149, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wiergate TX 75977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Survey Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Beef Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cade Building
Mattox Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2017
2. Mattox Cemetery Marker
(approx. 6.9 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Site of Old Burr’s Ferry (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
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 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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