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

Riley Cemetery

Riley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Whittaker Buce
1. Riley Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The oldest documented grave in this cemetery, that of Louise Gillum, dates to 1859. The land was acquired by John Riley, Sr. from A.W. Smith in 1875, and became known as Riley Cemetery. Early settlers buried here include John and Elizabeth Keeling Riley and their five children; Confederate Capt. George W. Keeling, a former member of the Georgia State Legislature, the family of M.H. Couch, whose name graces Couch Mountain, Camp County's highest elevation point; and many area pioneers whose descendents continue to live in the area and maintain the historic graveyard.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9807.)
Location. 32° 54.586′ N, 94° 46.127′ W. Marker is near Pittsburg, Texas, in Camp County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 557 0.4 miles north of County Road 4430, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Cemetery located at County Line Baptist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburg TX 75686, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Spearman's Ferry (approx. 3.2 miles away); Iron Bluff Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); C.S.A. Camp Talley (approx. 5 miles away); Old Coffeeville, C. S. A. (approx. 5 miles away); Tarver's Ferry (approx. 5.4 miles away); Caddo Trace (approx. 8.6 miles away); Morris County (approx. 8.8 miles away); Daingerfield, C. S. A. (approx. 8.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Riley Cemetery. Find A Grave (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Additional keywords. Texas pioneers
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by Dan Keeling of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Dan Keeling of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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