Details for Center Grove Cemetery (Atlas Number 5449011171)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5449011171


Marker Number 11171
Atlas Number 5449011171
Marker Title Center Grove Cemetery
Index Entry Center Grove Cemetery
City Mt. Pleasant
County Titus
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location About 7 mi E of Mt Pleasant via SH 49 to N FM 1993 then right on CR SE 39
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This cemetery was originally called the Yancey Cemetery because the first parcel of land was donated by David Yancey, Sr., in the mid-1860s. An orphaned infant, who was a member of the group that traveled with Yancey from Tennessee to Texas, was the first to be buried here. Many of the graves, including the first, are marked with only a rough stone. Veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars have been buried here. The name of the cemetery was changed in 1900 because the graveyard was located in the same area as the Center Grove Church of Christ.