“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Evergreen Cemetery

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By QuesterMark, November 25, 2017
1. Evergreen Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. The Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place for many notable citizens of Paris and Lamar County. Due to the steady growth of the area, the old cemetery of Paris, located near the center of town, quickly became too small. In 1866, the Evergreen Cemetery Association was chartered by well-known community leaders to purchase land for cemetery purposes. After the initial purchase of sixteen acres from George Wright, additional tracts were acquired in 1893, 1907, 1956 and 1957.

The first burial is attributed to Lucy Pope Maxey (1794-1866), the mother of Samuel Bell Maxey, a West Point graduate, Confederate General and United States Senator. His wife, Marilda C. Maxey (1833-1908) is also buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Most of the cemetery’s eleven incorporators are buried here, including Samuel Bell Maxey (1825-1895), Dr. Alfred Simpson Johnson (1814-1881), Albert J. Redding (1821-1900) and William Bramlette (1851-1908).

Another incorporator buried here is Willet C. Babcock (1828-1881). His “Jesus in Cowboy Boots” monument attracts visitors from across the nation. Examples of the unique stonecutting art within the cemetery include a bevy of angelic figures and religious imagery, flowers, vines, cotton bales, broken trees, anchors and chains, sheep, a life-size buffalo and a replica of the front page of
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By QuesterMark, November 25, 2017
2. Evergreen Cemetery Marker vicinity
the Paris Morning News. This historic cemetery reflects the growth and rich history of Paris and Lamar County.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2012
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17580.)
Location. 33° 38.59′ N, 95° 33.063′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Evergreen Street and 6th Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is well inside the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 Evergreen St, Paris TX 75460, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Travis Clack Henderson (here, next to this marker); Paris Cotton Compress (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Paris (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Cooke Buckner (approx. 1.2 miles away); Paris Fire Department (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Hospital (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Paris Fire, 1916 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Paris Public Schools (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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