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Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hillcrest Cemetery

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, February 28, 2010
1. Hillcrest Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Located within the original 1850 town plat of Canton, this cemetery has served citizens of this area for well over a century. The oldest documented burial is that of Ann Calhoon (1807-1860). Among those buried here in marked and unmarked graves are Van Zandt County pioneers; veterans of the Civil War, World War I and World War II; and business and community leaders. Serving as a reminder of Canton's pioneer heritage, the Hillcrest Cemetery is a reflection of the history of the town and its citizens.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11419.)
 
Location. 32° 33.498′ N, 95° 51.665′ W. Marker is in Canton, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on State Highway 19 north of State Highway 64, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Cemetery is beside Canton's Trade Days' grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Canton TX 75103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caldwell Walton Raines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oran Milo Roberts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Zandt County Courthouse
Hillcrest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 28, 2010
2. Hillcrest Cemetery
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John H. Reagan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 10.5 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 10.6 miles away); Battle of the Neches (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Hillcrest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 28, 2010
3. Hillcrest Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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