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Near Kress in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kress Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Kress Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery has served the community of Kress since 1907, shortly after residents of the town of Wright moved to this area when a railway was built here. F.T. Skipworth, a president of Farmers State Bank, deeded the land for cemetery use. The oldest known grave in the cemetery, that of Mary F. McMillam, dates to 1910. Since that time, many community leaders and residents of Kress, including bankers, real estate agents, ranchers and farmers, have been buried here. The Kress Cemetery Association, incorporated in 1945, maintains the cemetery, which continues to serve Kress and is a reminder of the pioneering men and women of this community.

Historic Texas Cemetery – 2006
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13905.)
 
Location. 34° 21.263′ N, 101° 45.447′ W. Marker is near Kress, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on County Route BB 0.1 miles west of Interstate 27, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kress TX 79052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United Methodist Church of Kress
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Kress Cemetery Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Liberty Community and Finney Switch (approx. 6.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Claytonville (approx. 10.1 miles away); Site of Lake Plainview (approx. 11 miles away); The Santa Fe Railroad in Plainview (approx. 11 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away); Blasingame Home (approx. 11.7 miles away); Dr. James Henry Wayland (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Kress Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Kress Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of grave sites in cemetery. Possibly graves of individuals representing burials noted in marker text. • Can you help?
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