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Near Mingus in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Thurber Cemetery

 
 
Thurber Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Thurber Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Encompassing slightly more than nine acres, the Thurber Cemetery documents the multi-ethnic Thurber community. The graveyard was divided into three sections with separate entrances: Catholic, Protestant, and African American. There are more than 1,000 graves here, including almost 700 unmarked burials. The oldest tombstone is that of Eva Chapman, an infant who died in 1890. More than half the total graves are those of infants and children, a reflection of such epidemic diseases as scarlet fever, typhoid fever, diphtheria, and whooping cough.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2000

 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5487.)
 
Location. 32° 30.676′ N, 98° 25.092′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is on Private Road 741 0.3 miles from Texas Highway 108, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Snake Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office (approx. mile away); Evolution of an Oil Company
Driveway to Thurber Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Driveway to Thurber Cemetery
The cemetery is 900 feet from Private Road 741
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Thurber (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Thurber Big Lake and Dairy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mingus Baptist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Joseph Peter Davidson (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
Also see . . .  Thurber Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on October 6, 2016.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
View to Southeast towards Townsite of Thurber image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. View to Southeast towards Townsite of Thurber
The Thurber smokestack is visible in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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