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Kemp in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pyle Prairie Cemetery

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
1. Pyle Prairie Cemetery Marker
Inscription. John Pyle, a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army, arrived in this area with his family in the 1850s. According to family tradition, this cemetery was begun in 1854 with the death of Pyle's son-in-law J.P. McFarland. The community which grew up in this area was known as Pyle Prairie, and the family graveyard eventually became a community cemetery as friends and neighbors were interred here. Family names on the tombstones reflect the pioneer heritage of the area. Descendants of those pioneer families maintain the cemetery.

Sponsored by Senator Doyle Willis
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8545.)
 
Location. 32° 25.725′ N, 96° 18.672′ W. Marker is in Kemp, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from Magnolia Mound (County Road 4059) 1 miles north of Farm to Market Road 148, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kemp TX 75143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kemp (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cottonwood Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 5.6
Pyle Prairie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
2. Pyle Prairie Cemetery
miles away); Baker Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 7.6 miles away); Lone Oak Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Rosser Depot (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kemp.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
John Pyle Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 16, 2016
3. John Pyle Headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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