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Cross Plains in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cross Plains Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
1. Cross Plains Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Situated on a flat area near the edge of town, the Cross Plains Cemetery is the final resting place for the town’s key leaders and families. The land, originally granted to James Knight, one of Stephen F. Austin’s original colonists, for service in the Mexican-American War, passed to several absentee landowners. The first burial was the son of Uncle Johnnie Lard (Laird) in 1882. In 1905, Thomas F. Steele and his sister, Annie Parsons (Steele) Eager, deeded the land to cemetery trustees. Many military veterans are buried here, along with all of the original cemetery trustees, Cross Plains’ first mayor, John A. Wagner, and members of numerous fraternal organizations.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005

 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17769.)
 
Location. 32° 7.491′ N, 99° 10.238′ W. Marker is in Cross Plains, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from Chestnut Street south of SW First Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the center part of Cross Plains Memorial Park cemetery; the above directions are to the main entrance to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains TX 76443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
Cross Plains Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
2. Cross Plains Cemetery Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Cottonwood Springs (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cottonwood Bank and Post Office (approx. 6 miles away); Atwell Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cross Plains.
 
Also see . . .  Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on December 26, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
3. Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery
View to northwest towards marker
Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
4. Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery
View to south
Main Entrance to Cross Plains Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
5. Main Entrance to Cross Plains Memorial Park
Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
6. Cross Plains Memorial Park Cemetery
View to east
Grave Site of John A. Wagner image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
7. Grave Site of John A. Wagner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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