Details for Democrat Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333012362


Marker Number 12362
Atlas Number 5333012362
Marker Title Democrat Cemetery
Index Entry Democrat Cemetery
City Goldthwaite vicinity
County Mills
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2000
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 14 miles north of Goldwaithe on SH 16, then 10 miles west on FM 218
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Although settlement of this area dates to 1878, this graveyard was not established until the turn of the 20th century. The earliest documented grave is that of one-year-old Lee Ella Deen, daughter of W. F. and M. L. Deen, who died in November 1904. In February 1905, J. L. Chancellor deeded the surrounding three acres of land to the citizens of the Democrat and Rock Springs communities for use as a public burial ground. Among the early graves in the cemetery are those of a number of infants and children, victims of the influenza epidemic that raged worldwide in the early 20th century, and veterans of the Civil War, World War I and World War II. A reflection of area history, the cemetery remained in use at the turn of the 21st century. (2000)

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