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

Pecan Cemetery

Pecan Cemetery Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
1. Pecan Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The Pecan Cemetery traces its history to 1880. The oldest marked grave is that of Horace F. Adams (October 19-November 14, 1880), son of Isaac (1842-1931) and Mary (1855-1915) Adams, who are also buried in the historic graveyard. A memorial marker for Civil War casualty Daniel Turney (1829-1864) bears the earliest death date, although he is actually buried in Tyler. His family placed the memorial at his wife's grave site in the 1960s.

The cemetery contains a number of 19th-century graves. It was the primary burial ground for residents of the Purves Community, which grew up around a blacksmith shop owned by James Purves. Friendship Baptist Church, located near the cemetery, served the community from 1884 until it disbanded in 1915. The building was torn down in 1922 and the material was used to build a tabernacle at Pecan Cemetery. Funerals were held in the tabernacle, and on annual special days families gathered there for refreshment while working in the cemetery.

The Pecan Cemetery Endowment Corporation was formed in 1961 to provide perpetual care for the graveyard.
Erected 1992 by Texas
Pecan Cemetery Marker Vicinity image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
2. Pecan Cemetery Marker Vicinity
Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3968.)
Location. 31° 59.838′ N, 98° 14.811′ W. Marker is in Dublin, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 219 and Farm to Market Road 291, on the left when traveling west on Route 219. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dublin TX 76446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pecan Cemetery Tabernacle (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clairette Schoolhouse (approx. 8.1 miles away); Dr Pepper Texas (approx. 8.2 miles away); Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company (approx. 8.2 miles away); Dublin National Bank (approx. 8.3 miles away); William T. Miller Grist Mill (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hamilton County, C.S.A. (approx. 14.8 miles away).
More about this marker. The post that supports the marker is anchored in a Texas-shaped pad.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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