Details for Buffalo-Ebony Cemetery (Atlas Number 5411000566)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5411000566

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Marker Number 566
Atlas Number 5411000566
Marker Title Buffalo-Ebony Cemetery
Index Entry Buffalo-Ebony Cemetery
Address FM 574, about 20 mi. W of Goldthwaite
City Goldthwaite
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 509547
UTM Northing 3482823
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 1992
Designations
Marker Location From Goldthwaite, take FM 574 about 20 miles west to county road. Follow county road north about 1 mile.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text According to oral tradition, this cemetery originated when two sheep herders camping in the area died and were buried here. The oldest marked grave, that of area resident William R. Yankee, dates to 1882. Frank and Mary Crowder bought this land in 1889 and Mary later donated the burial site for a community cemetery for Buffalo/Ebony residents. Area pioneers and veterans are among those buried in the cemetery. During the 1940s, the graves of three Reynolds family members were moved here after the land containing their original grave sites became part of Camp Bowie.