Brownfield Cemetery

Brownfield Cemetery (HM1E8C)

Location: Brownfield, TX 79316 Terry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 11.267', W 102° 17.472'

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The first public burial ground in the new Terry County seat of Brownfield was begun in 1904 when 19-year-old Jessie Hill died and was interred here. By 1907, this land belonged to M. V. Brownfield; records do not indicate whether the cemetery was named for him or for the town. During World War I, the Great Depression and World War II, the cemetery fell into decline as local residents were unable to maintain it. Hispanic farm workers began to settle in this area in the 1940s and 1950s, and by the 1970s the cemetery reflected the change in population. A reorganization of the cemetery association in 1980 led to much-needed improvements. More than 2,000 graves, about 375 of them unmarked, graced the cemetery in 1999. The cemetery remains a chronicle of Terry County.
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HM NumberHM1E8C
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Marker Number1225
Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 752545 N 3675374
Decimal Degrees33.18778333, -102.29120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.267', W 102° 17.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 16.02" N, 102° 17' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500-1534 Cemetery Rds, Brownfield TX 79316, US
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