Pioneers Rest Cemetery

Pioneers Rest Cemetery (HM26DL)

Location: Eden, TX 76837 Concho County
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N 31° 12.929', W 99° 50.57'

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Fred Ede platted Eden in 1882, setting this land aside for a cemetery. Though older burials may be present, the earliest known tombstone is that of the five-week-old infant son of Frederick and Susan (Reynolds) Shutt, buried in 1882. Several graves for children and infants bear witness to the harsh conditions of pioneer life. Adults, too, faced difficult times. John Emmett Molloy and Charles Edward Waring both were killed in accidents with horses. According to oral history, a woman named Carson was killed by a runaway horse in 1887 and is buried in an unmarked grave. Of an estimated 33 or 34 burials believed to have taken place here, only fifteen tombstones remained standing at the dawn of the 21st century, but Pioneers Rest Cemetery continues to be a chronicle of Eden's history.
HM NumberHM26DL
Year Placed2000
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 419718 N 3453789
Decimal Degrees31.21548333, -99.84283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 12.929', W 99° 50.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 12' 55.74" N, 99° 50' 34.2" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18-26 Jackson Blvd, Eden TX 76837, US
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