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

Locust Grove

 
 
Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, August 20, 2016
1. Locust Grove Marker
Inscription. Established in the 1800s, the Locust Grove community included a saw mill, three churches, a grocery store, a doctor's office and a school. In 1891, J. H. Muckleroy and W. B. Martin sold three acres to James F. Smith and W. J. Waggoner for a school, church and burial ground. Smith and Waggoner donated the land to trustees the following year. A two-story building served as a schoolhouse and Baptist church. A post office, named for first postmaster James Hiram Hughes, operated from 1893 to 1906 and gave the community its later name of Hiram. Locust Grove Baptist Church prospered, and in May 1919 dedicated a new church house, which is still in use. The church and adjoining cemetery are the community's remaining historic landmarks.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17621.)
 
Location. 32° 38.626′ N, 96° 6.503′ W. Marker is in Elmo, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2965 and Hiram Road, on the right when traveling south on Route 2965. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5780 FM 2965, Wills Point TX 75169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedarvale Cemetery
Locust Grove image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, August 20, 2016
2. Locust Grove
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Methodist Church, 1844 (approx. 5 miles away); Morrow Chapel Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Capt. Israel Spikes (approx. 8 miles away); Fox Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Major W.F. Long (approx. 10 miles away); No. 1 British Flying Training School (approx. 10.7 miles away); Terrell State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Locust Grove Map of Headstones in Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, August 20, 2016
3. Locust Grove Map of Headstones in Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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