Details for Caradan Cemetery (Atlas Number 5507014521)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014521

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Marker Number 14521
Atlas Number 5507014521
Marker Title Caradan Cemetery
Index Entry Caradan Cemetery
Address FM 575 N
City Goldthwaite vicinity
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 549829
UTM Northing 3490175
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1996
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Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text After the Civil War families settled in this area, originally called Lookout. A.F. Smith deeded two acres of land in 1889 for a public school. Arthur Nixon, the infant son of W.J. Nixon and N.E. Nixon, died later that year and was buried on school land. When the school burned in the early 1900s, it was rebuilt in another location, leaving two acres for the cemetery. Among the more than 150 graves here are veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. The cemetery is one of the few physical remnants of the once thriving town of Caradan and still serves the community. (1996)