Cross Plains Cemetery

Cross Plains Cemetery (HM1IJ8)

Location: Cross Plains, TX 76443 Callahan County
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N 32° 7.491', W 99° 10.238'

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Situated on a flat area near the edge of town, the Cross Plains Cemetery is the final resting place for the town's key leaders and families. The land, originally granted to James Knight, one of Stephen F. Austin's original colonists, for service in the Mexican-American War, passed to several absentee landowners. The first burial was the son of Uncle Johnnie Lard (Laird) in 1882. In 1905, Thomas F. Steele and his sister, Annie Parsons (Steele) Eager, deeded the land to cemetery trustees. Many military veterans are buried here, along with all of the original cemetery trustees, Cross Plains' first mayor, John A. Wagner, and members of numerous fraternal organizations.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005
HM NumberHM1IJ8
Marker Number17769
Year Placed2014
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 483904 N 3554287
Decimal Degrees32.12485000, -99.17063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 7.491', W 99° 10.238'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 7' 29.46" N, 99° 10' 14.28" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Liveoak St, Cross Plains TX 76443, US
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