Pecan Cemetery

Pecan Cemetery (HM1KZE)

Location: Cranfills Gap, TX 76637 Erath County
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N 31° 59.838', W 98° 14.811'

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The Pecan Cemetery traces its history to 1880. The oldest marked grave is that of Horace F. Adams (October 19-November 14, 1880), son of Isaac (1842-1931) and Mary (1855-1915) Adams, who are also buried in the historic graveyard. A memorial marker for Civil War casualty Daniel Turney (1829-1864) bears the earliest death date, although he is actually buried in Tyler. His family placed the memorial at his wife's grave site in the 1960s.

The cemetery contains a number of 19th-century graves. It was the primary burial ground for residents of the Purves Community, which grew up around a blacksmith shop owned by James Purves. Friendship Baptist Church, located near the cemetery, served the community from 1884 until it disbanded in 1915. The building was torn down in 1922 and the material was used to build a tabernacle at Pecan Cemetery. Funerals were held in the tabernacle, and on annual special days families gathered there for refreshment while working in the cemetery.

The Pecan Cemetery Endowment Corporation was formed in 1961 to provide perpetual care for the graveyard.
Marker Number3968
Year Placed1992
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 571142 N 3540384
Decimal Degrees31.99730000, -98.24685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.838', W 98° 14.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 50.28" N, 98° 14' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12707 FM219, Cranfills Gap TX 76637, US
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