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Eden in Concho County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pioneers Rest Cemetery

 
 
Pioneers Rest Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Pioneers Rest Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Fred Ede platted Eden in 1882, setting this land aside for a cemetery. Though older burials may be present, the earliest known tombstone is that of the five-week-old infant son of Frederick and Susan (Reynolds) Shutt, buried in 1882. Several graves for children and infants bear witness to the harsh conditions of pioneer life. Adults, too, faced difficult times. John Emmett Molloy and Charles Edward Waring both were killed in accidents with horses. According to oral history, a woman named Carson was killed by a runaway horse in 1887 and is buried in an unmarked grave. Of an estimated 33 or 34 burials believed to have taken place here, only fifteen tombstones remained standing at the dawn of the 21st century, but Pioneers Rest Cemetery continues to be a chronicle of Edenís history.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11716.)
 
Location. 31° 12.929′ N, 99° 50.57′ W. Marker is in Eden, Texas, in Concho County. Marker is on Jackson Boulevard east of Medders Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eden TX 76837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Ira C. Eaker (about 700 feet away,
Pioneers Rest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Pioneers Rest Cemetery
View to south
measured in a direct line); James Earl Rudder (about 700 feet away); Eden (about 700 feet away); Eden United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eden Church of Christ (approx. ľ mile away); First Baptist Church of Eden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
 
Also see . . .  Pioneers Rest Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on March 28, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Earliest Known Tombstone in Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
3. Earliest Known Tombstone in Cemetery
Five-week-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Shutt
Died November 25, 1882
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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