Details for Pleasant Grove Cemetery (Atlas Number 5333004047)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333004047

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Marker Number 4047
Atlas Number 5333004047
Marker Title Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Index Entry Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Address FM 572, Se of Goldthwaite 12 mi.
City Pleasant Grove
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 554515
UTM Northing 3471169
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 1977
Designations
Marker Location From Goldthwaite, take Highway 572 SE about 12 miles, then go south on county road about 1 mile.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Named for the live oaks banking Simms Creek, Pleasant Grove was settled by Civil War veterans from both the North and South. The farm of Tom Berry (1844-1926) of Alabama adjoined this cemetery, opened with the burial of his daughter Mary (1872-1876). Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and a community school also stood nearby. Donations maintained the site until a cemetery association was organized in 1969. Church trustees added 15 acres to the burial ground in 1970. In over 400 graves, many unmarked, lie early settlers and their descendants.