Scranton Cemetery

Scranton Cemetery (HM1ING)

Location: Cisco, TX 76437 Eastland County
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N 32° 18.322', W 99° 6.92'

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Settled in the 1870s, the Scranton community grew to include a post office, stores, a cotton gin, blacksmith, school and academy. In Oct. 1896, Joseph Jackson Ray and Sarah Frances (Morgan) Ray donated land for a Baptist church and graveyard. The earliest burial had already occurred in July, that of Alvin Sprawls, infant son of H.B. and M.E. Sprawls. A cemetery association formed in 1968. The Scranton community center hosts funeral services, visitations, and an annual Scranton homecoming. Dozens of military veterans dating from the Civil War are buried here, along with early settlers, educators, and public officials. The cemetery is a testament to the pioneering men and women of the community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2012
Marker Number17629
Year Placed2014
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 489142 N 3574289
Decimal Degrees32.30536667, -99.11533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.322', W 99° 6.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 19.32" N, 99° 6' 55.2" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 147, Cisco TX 76437, US
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