Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Lubbock Cemetery
The cemetery has held as many as four separate burial grounds, segregated by race, faith and economic level. Records indicate various and distinct cemetery associations maintained these burial grounds throughout the 20th century. One such group, Los Socios del Sementerio, or associates of the cemetery, provided for the burial of area migrant workers. The cemetery was integrated in the late 1960s.
With more than 60,000 graves, the City of Lubbock Cemetery is one of the largest in Texas. Burials here represent a broad cross-section of the city's history. Among those interred here is the noted rock and roll musician and songwriter Charles Hardin Holley (Buddy Holly).
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12968.)
Location. 33° 33.982′ N, 101° 48.903′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on East 31st Street 0.1 miles east of Teak Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2311 East 31st Street, Lubbock TX 79404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buddy Holly Historical Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford Knapp (approx. half a mile away); Mount Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Breedlove Airport (approx. 1.2 miles away); J.I. Allison House circa 1950s (approx. 1.8 miles away); F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Buddy Holly (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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