Near Wildorado in Deaf Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Palo Duro Wildorado Cemetery
In 1901, residents organized the Palo Duro Missionary Baptist Church and held services in the schoolhouse. They moved across the road in 1905. In May 1910, the school moved approximately two miles north, and the property reverted back to its original owner. The land with the gravesites was deeded to the community in 1914 for use as a cemetery.
During the mid-20th century, area residents bought additional land and added a well and fence. As the burial site of numerous area residents, as well as men and women veterans of the military, the cemetery serves as a link to the area's rich history.
Erected 2004. (Marker Number 13076.)
Location. 35° 7.004′ N, 102° 12.211′ W. Marker is near Wildorado, Texas, in Deaf Smith County. Marker is on Farm Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wildorado TX 79098, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palo Duro Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Umbarger (approx. 12½ miles away); Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (approx. 16.2 miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.