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Jonesboro in Coryell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wood Cemetery

 
 
Wood Cemetery Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
1. Wood Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. This cemetery, probably named for noted pioneer educator D.R. Wood, was established with the 1858 burial of Sarah E. Shipman, wife of prominent local rancher John K. Shipman. More than 20 additional burials were recorded before John Shipman deeded 11.5 acres here for cemetery, church, and school purposes in 1877. The cemetery contains grave sites of many area pioneer settlers and their descendants and veterans of the Civil War and World Wars I and II. Wood Cemetery remains active and is maintained by an association of descendants of persons buried here.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5896.)
 
Location. 31° 34.946′ N, 97° 51.337′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Texas, in Coryell County. Marker is on County Road 194 0.9 miles south of 36th Division Memorial Highway (State Highway 36), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesboro TX 76538, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Ireland School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Purmela Baptist Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); 1904 Leon River Bridge
Wood Cemetery with Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
2. Wood Cemetery with Marker
(approx. 11.7 miles away); Hammack Building (approx. 12 miles away); Gatesville (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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