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Near Perryton in Ochiltree County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ochiltree Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Ochiltree Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1902, Jim McLarty and J. V. Stump fenced off 90 acres for a cemetery in the town of Ochiltree. Soon afterwards, Jim was thrown from his horse and killed, and at age 21 became the first person buried in the cemetery. In 1927 the county acquired the deed from Mr. J. M. Blasingame; in 1930 a cemetery association was formed. During the Depression of the 1930s an entry gate was built with help from the Works Progress Administration. Veterans of the Civil and Spanish American wars, as well as World Wars I and II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, are among the citizens buried here.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12131.)
 
Location. 36° 16.736′ N, 100° 48.714′ W. Marker is near Perryton, Texas, in Ochiltree County. Marker is on State Highway 70 1.8 miles south of State Highway 83, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryton TX 79070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ochiltree Townsite (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheriff James Sidney Talley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Trading Post
Ochiltree Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Ochiltree Cemetery Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Blasingame Home (approx. 7.7 miles away); Colonel William B. Ochiltree (approx. 8 miles away); George Morgan Perry (approx. 8.1 miles away); Plainview Hardware Company Building (approx. 8.3 miles away); Ochiltree County (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryton.
 
Also see . . .  James W. McLarty. Find A Grave Memorial for James W. McLarty, fist burial in Ochiltree Cemetery. (Submitted on November 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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