Details for Center City Cemetery (Atlas Number 5333006034)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333006034


Marker Number 6034
Atlas Number 5333006034
Marker Title Center City Cemetery
Index Entry Center City Cemetery
Address US 84 E of Goldthwaite about 9 mi.
City Center City
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 555914
UTM Northing 3481781
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 1993
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location From Goldthwaite, take Highway 84 East about 8.5 miles (marker on south side of road).
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The Center City Cemetery began with the burials in 1874 of Julia M. Bishop and M. E. Hughes, the adult and infant daughters of W. C. and Caroline Hughes, early settlers of this area. Judge L. E. Patterson purchased 2.5 acres containing the Hughes burials in 1905 for use as a community graveyard. Concern for its upkeep prompted the establishment of a cemetery committee in 1951. A $1000 gift to the cemetery in J. M. Dalton's will in 1967 helped establish a maintenance fund. The more than 500 burials recorded here include those of many of this area's earliest settlers.