Cemetery: Throckmorton Cemetery
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street: Outside Melissa, Texas - about 500 meters east of US Hwy 75, between Throckmorton Road (CR 364) and Foster Crossing Road (CR 283 and CR 366).
City: About 7 miles north of McKinney, Texas
Township:
County: Collin County
State: Texas
Nation: United States
Zip: 75409
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 33
lat_mmss: 18.804
long_ew: W
long_h: 96
long_mmss: 35.310
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Outside Melissa, Texas - about 500 meters east of US Hwy 75, between Throckmorton Road (CR 364) and Foster Crossing Road (CR 283 and CR 366).
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Cemetery is located in a grove of trees
Property:
Access: Inaccessible
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established:
Gravestones: 16
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: Unsure
Methods:
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: Unsure
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: No
Others: No
Wood: Yes
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: No
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report:
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines: Yes
Drainage:
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Unknown
Use:
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Surnames: Calder, Clement, Foster, Rattan, Throckmorton, Vardaman, Wysong
Other_Information: The condition of this cemetery appears to have deteriorated dramatically compared to photos taken ten years ago, in 2002. Stones have toppled and many are becoming overgrown and/or buried. The path to the grove of trees has filled in, and there is no longer much of a clearing to speak of. Saplings are growing out of the graves, and animals have dug holes into them.
Contacted: n/a, don\\\'t know who to contact
Support:
Name: Charlotte Willner
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