Near Rising Star in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Over the years, additional land donations have enlarged the cemetery. Pioneer Quilting Club members served as long-time caretakers, raising funds for cleaning and for a war memorial placed in 1948 to commemorate area soldiers killed in World Wars I and II. Among the others buried here is Catherine Martin O’Neal Lovett, a Cherokee survivor of the Trail of Tears March of 1838. Today, an association maintains the burial ground, which is a link to the early settlement of Pioneer.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13426.)
Location. 32° Touch for map. Marker is located at the eastern entrance to Pioneer Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Rising Star TX 76471, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rising Star Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Rising Star (approx. 6˝ miles away); First United Methodist Church of Rising Star (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rising Star.
Also see . . .
1. Pioneer, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 28, 2014.)
2. Catherine "O'Neal" Martin Lovett. Includes headstone biography and photographs from the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on December 28, 2014.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.