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

Terrell State Hospital Cemetery

 
 
Terrell State Hospital Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 21, 2016
1. Terrell State Hospital Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Soon after the Terrell State Hospital opened in July 1885, a portion of the property was set aside for burial of patients who died while hospitalized. The first burial here occurred Oct. 22, 1885. The oldest gravestone is dated Jan. 19, 1888, but most of the graves are unmarked. A fence separates the Jewish section of the cemetery. Some graves date from a smallpox epidemic in 1907. During the 1950s and 1960s, there were 30 to 35 burials a year, but the number gradually declined.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8557.)
 
Location. 32° 44.733′ N, 96° 15.138′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker can be reached from B Avenue 1.1 miles north of East State Street. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Terrell State Hospital. You must get a security escort from the administration building. Also know as Wildwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 East Brin Street, Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrell State Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); S. M. N. Marrs (approx. 1.4 miles away); Terrell Elementary School
Terrell State Hospital Cemetery (Wildwood Cemetery) image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 21, 2016
2. Terrell State Hospital Cemetery (Wildwood Cemetery)
(approx. 1.4 miles away); First Christian Church of Terrell (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. John Catholic Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot (approx. 1.5 miles away); Church of the Good Shepherd (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terrell.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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