Details for Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333013152


Marker Number 13152
Atlas Number 5333013152
Marker Title Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery
Index Entry Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery
Address SH 16
City Goldthwaite
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 539453
UTM Northing 3478462
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2003
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 1 mi. southwest of Goldthwaite
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size HTC marker
Marker Text Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery In 1888, three local men bought land for use as a cemetery; the first burial was that of Houston Roberts. The Odd Fellows Lodge bought the grounds in 1894, adding land over the years. Watson Whittaker was killed during an 1898 train robbery and made headlines as a funeral train brought him to Mills County for burial here. The lodge sold the cemetery in 1943 to the city, and it became Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery. Local groups made improvements and placed memorials to honor the sacrifice of area veterans buried here. Today, the cemetery provides a link to area history. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002

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