Garden of Memories Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery (HM1Z9B)

Location: Paducah, TX 79248 Cottle County
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N 34° 0.393', W 100° 17.579'

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Historic Texas Cemetery

This cemetery dates to the early days of Cottle County, which was formally organized in 1892. The oldest marked grave, that of infant Cyrenia Rickard, dates to the same year. In 1906, the Paducah Ladies Cemetery Association began raising money to fence what was then known as Paducah Cemetery. In 1907, J.B. and Delia Earp formally conveyed land for the burial ground, and it has been enlarged over the years with additional acquisitions. Also in 1907, a cemetery association formed with Judge J.H. Doolen as chairman.

The site became known as Garden of Memories in 1948, and in 1950-51 the Sorosis Club funded a significant landscaping project that included the elaborate entryway of rusticated stone walls and a metal arch.

Among those interred here are Ella Bird Dumont and Addie A. Brooks Barron, early active sponsors of the cemetery. Graves of military veterans date to Civil War service. One local veteran honored, although not buried here, is Vernon M. Matney, who died aboard the U.S.S. Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941
HM NumberHM1Z9B
Year Placed2004
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 380601 N 3763635
Decimal Degrees34.00655000, -100.29298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.393', W 100° 17.579'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 23.58" N, 100° 17' 34.74" W
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Area Code(s)806, 940
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S 1st St, Paducah TX 79248, US
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