Dickens Cemetery

Dickens Cemetery (HM1Z68)

Location: Dickens, TX 79229 Dickens County
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N 33° 37.418', W 100° 49.283'

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The only cemetery to serve the town of Dickens. This graveyard began in 1891, the same year the town was founded. Mrs. C. F. Jones, wife of pioneer settler and town barber C. F. Jones, died in 1891 and was buried by her husband at the foot of a hill overlooking the Croton Breaks. The owner of the property, M. S. Crow, at the suggestion of his attorney, W. C. Ballard, donated five acres of land surrounding the grave site for a community cemetery. W. C. Ballard, considered by many to be the "Father of Dickens," died in 1913 and was buried here, as well.
Many early settlers, city and county officials are interred in this graveyard. Also buried here are veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Through the years, the site of the Dickens Cemetery has increased through additional land donations. A fence was erected in 1919, and in 1948 local citizens formed a cemetery association to care for the grounds and monuments. Now, encompassing more than eighteen acres, the cemetery serves as a reflection of area history.
HM NumberHM1Z68
Year Placed1994
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.62363333, -100.82138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.418', W 100° 49.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 25.08" N, 100° 49' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cemetery Rd, Dickens TX 79229, US
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