Details for Clover Hill Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499008952


Marker Number 8952
Atlas Number 5499008952
Marker Title Clover Hill Cemetery
Index Entry Clover Hill Cemetery
Address FM 69, 5 mi. N
City Quitman
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 273306
UTM Northing 3638696
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 1979
Marker Location FM 69, 5 mi. N of Quitman
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Families from Georgia and Alabama settled this land in 1856. The next year they chose this hill which was covered with yellow clover for construction of the Clover Hill Baptist Church. In 1868 "Little Buddy," son of G. H. and Sallie Pogue, was the first burial in this community cemetery. Soon a stranger died of smallpox and was interred here. The oldest marked gravestone is that of Martha Benton (1840-1862). She was buried, according to custom, near her home and later the family moved the headstone here. In 1926 the cemetery association was organized. (1979)

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