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Cottonwood Cemetery

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
1. Cottonwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Established in 1882 on land donated by settler J.W. Swayze for a church building, school house, and cemetery. First grave was that of J.R. Swayze (1850-1882), a brother of the donor.

Now enlarged to five acres, the cemetery includes acreage donated by Bessie Goodman from land of her ancestor, C. L. Tippett, as well as property given by J. A. Hugghins from Swayze tract. Both pioneers are buried here.

The grounds are cared for by descendants and friends, who have built fences and improved roads. Cemetery is also used by other neighboring communities.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8503.)
 
Location. 32° 27.536′ N, 96° 24.029′ W. Marker is in Scurry, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from County Road 4084 1.9 miles south of Farm to Market Road 2451, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Cemetery is 0.6 miles north of CR 4084 on an unmarked road. Marker is in this post office area: Scurry TX 75158, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Rosser Depot (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
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By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
2. Cottonwood Cemetery Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Pyle Prairie Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); Kaufman County Poor Farm (approx. 8.8 miles away); Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scurry.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Cottonwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
3. Cottonwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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