Details for North Brown Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333003606


Marker Number 3606
Atlas Number 5333003606
Marker Title North Brown Cemetery
Index Entry North Brown Cemetery
Address Off SH 16 on private road, 5 mi. N of Goldthwaite
City Goldthwaite
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 541161
UTM Northing 3491046
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 1976
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location From Goldthwaite, take SH 16 about 5 miles north, then go west on local road 1 mile, then north 1 mile on second local road.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Named for creek followed by homeseekers, this burial ground originated about 1857 when death struck at a nearby campsite. In the 1870s North Brown farming community surrounded this site. It had a school and held church services in the schoolhouse. In 1895 local leaders A. A. Boulter, G. M. O'Quin, and J. S. Weatherby secured a deed to the acreage in which graves had so long existed, and the North Brown Cemetery Association was formed. After school had closed, proceeds from sale of its site were pledged in 1967 for cemetery care. Pioneer families continue burials here.

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