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Near Cisco in Eastland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Scranton Cemetery

 
 
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
1. Scranton Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Settled in the 1870s, the Scranton community grew to include a post office, stores, a cotton gin, blacksmith, school and academy. In Oct. 1896, Joseph Jackson Ray and Sarah Frances (Morgan) Ray donated land for a Baptist church and graveyard. The earliest burial had already occurred in July, that of Alvin Sprawls, infant son of H.B. and M.E. Sprawls. A cemetery association formed in 1968. The Scranton community center hosts funeral services, visitations, and an annual Scranton homecoming. Dozens of military veterans dating from the Civil War are buried here, along with early settlers, educators, and public officials. The cemetery is a testament to the pioneering men and women of the community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2012

 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17629.)
 
Location. 32° 18.322′ N, 99° 6.92′ W. Marker is near Cisco, Texas, in Eastland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Road 147 and County Road 151, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of Scranton Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cisco TX 76437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
2. Scranton Cemetery Marker
At southeast corner of Scranton Cemetery
at intersection of CR 147 and CR 151
, measured as the crow flies. Site of Scranton Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atwell Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek (approx. 5.5 miles away); Burkett Pecan Tree (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Cottonwood Springs (approx. 8.6 miles away); Cottonwood Bank and Post Office (approx. 8.7 miles away); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. A Thumbnail History of Scranton, Texas. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.)
2. Scranton Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.) 

3. Walter Siler King: A Real American War Hero from Scranton, Texas. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.)
4. Walter S. King. Includes biography, detailed service record and citations, and photographs. (Submitted on January 2, 2015.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Lt. Col. Walter Siler King Memorial
The Scranton Cemetery hosts a memorial for Lt. Col. Walter Siler King of the United States Air Force. The memorial reads:

Proudly dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Walter Siler King, United States Air Force, whose mortal remains lie in a far and distant land.

Born June 9, 1921 in the Dan Horn community of Eastland County, Texas. Killed in action February 21, 1951 while leading his squadron in
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
3. Lt. Col. Walter Siler King Memorial
support of United Nation Forces over North Korea.

We the members of the 13th Bombardment Squadron (Korea) honor our friend and comrade in arms. A true American hero who will not be forgotten while brave men live and die for freedom.

June 1994
    — Submitted January 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
4. Scranton Cemetery
View to northwest
South Entrance to Scranton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
5. South Entrance to Scranton Cemetery
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
6. Scranton Cemetery
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
7. North Entrance of Scranton Cemetery
View to north
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By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
8. Scranton Cemetery
View to southeast
Grave Site of Samuel Hull image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 29, 2014
9. Grave Site of Samuel Hull
Co. H 18 Texas Cav C.S.A.
Born Jan. 17, 1844
Died Mar. 6, 1922
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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