Big Spring in Howard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The earliest documented grave in the Masonic Cemetery is that of William Howerton (1846-1886). At least one gravestone bears an earlier date, but it is for a grave which was reinterred here from another location. Among those buried here are many Masons and their families, including a number of community leaders; Texas and Pacific Railway Company employees; George Bauer, original donor of the property; and veterans of World War I, World War II, and Vietnam.
Over the years, additional land acquisitions have enlarged the size of the cemetery to sixteen acres. A variety of sizes and styles of grave markers can be seen in the historic graveyard.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3241.)
Location. 32° 16.287′ N, 101° 28.551′ W. Marker is in Big Spring, Texas, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Spring TX 79720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Thomas Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The J. & W. Fisher Company (approx. 1.2 miles away); Big Spring Hardware Company (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Historical Big Spring Meat Market (approx. 1.2 miles away); Settles Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Potton House (approx. 1.3 miles away); First National Bank in Big Spring (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Spring.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.