Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery

Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (HM1RHS)

Location: Canadian, TX 79014 Hemphill County
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N 35° 54.843', W 100° 22.371'

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Thomas T. McGee, the first sheriff of the town of Canadian, was buried in 1894 on a hill on the east side of town. There were already grave markers there dating back to 1883. McGee's widow, Mary, purchased the land and it became known as the McGee Cemetery. More land was bought in 1933 by the Youngs who established a fund to maintain the cemetery. They renamed it Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in honor of Robert Young's aunt who raised him. In 1989, the cemetery was given to Hemphill County. Thirteen of eighteen judges of Hemphill County are buried here as well as prominent citizens of Canadian who assisted in the establishment and development of Hemphill County.

Historic Texas Cemetery
Marker Number17846
Year Placed2010
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 376130 N 3975285
Decimal Degrees35.91405000, -100.37285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 54.843', W 100° 22.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 54' 50.58" N, 100° 22' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9th St, Canadian TX 79014, US
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