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Goldthwaite in Mills County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery

 
 
Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1888, three local men bought land for use as a cemetery; the first burial was that of Houston Roberts. The Odd Fellows Lodge bought the grounds in 1894, adding land over the years. Watson Whittaker was killed during an 1898 train robbery and made headlines as a funeral train brought him to Mills County for burial here. The lodge sold the cemetery in 1943 to the city, and it became Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Local groups made improvements and placed memorials to honor the sacrifice of area veterans buried here. Today, the cemetery provides a link to area history.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002

 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13152.)
 
Location. 31° 26.412′ N, 98° 35.089′ W. Marker is in Goldthwaite, Texas, in Mills County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 16 1.2 miles west of U.S. 183, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery near the main entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Goldthwaite TX 76844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills County World War II and Korea-Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dam and Well
Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Marker
(approx. one mile away); Mills County State Bank (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Veterans Memorial of Mills County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mills County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Old Town Well (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mills County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mills County Jail (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldthwaite.
 
Also see . . .  Goldthwaite Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on October 22, 2015.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Marker near Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. Marker near Cemetery Entrance
View to south; State Highway 16 in background
Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Marker<br>and World War II / Korea - Vietnam Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery Marker
and World War II / Korea - Vietnam Memorial
Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
5. Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery
Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
6. Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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