Details for Oklahoma Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017450


Marker Number 17450
Atlas Number 5507017450
Marker Title Oklahoma Cemetery
Index Entry Oklahoma Cemetery
City Conroe
County Montgomery
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2001
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location From Conroe take I45 S; L on FM 2978; go approx 5 mi to Oklahoma Cemetery sign, turn left onto Conroe-Hufsmith Road; it is about 1/3 mi to the cemetery entrance.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size HTC medallion and plate
Marker Text Oral tradition says that when a Mr. Sanders told a Mr. Leslie he was moving to Oklahoma, bu he moved near here instead, the settlement was named "Oklahoma." George W. Snook (1849-1939) and Bonnie Jerome Goodson Snook (1863-1939) were the first to set aside an acre here for a burial ground when their young daughter, Jessie Snook (1890-1894), became ill and died. A tree uprooted by a storm was the last place she had visited so they buried her nearby. The girl's uncle, John Henry Goodson (1867-1958), also donated an acre to this site in 1903. It doubled in size since then, remaining a chronicle of the families of this area of Montgomery County. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001

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