Endangered Texas Cemetery Reports

Endangered Texas Cemetery Reports (32)

Monday, 15 September 2014 14:48

McAdams Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

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McAdams Cemetery
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Date: 21 February 2001

Cemetery: McAdams Cemetery
Established: mid 1880's
Street: service road of Illinois @ Interstate Hwy 35
City: Dallas
Township:
County: Dallas
State: TX
Nation: United States
Zip: 75211
Nearby: Gas Station & Funeral Home
Reached by: Public road
Location: Urban
Land: Flat
Water: No
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Public
Access: Open
Surrounded by: Fence
Gate: Non locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Markers:
Gravestones: 10
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Unsure
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: Unknown
Oldest grave:
Newest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: No
VA1: Overturned gravestones
VA2: Broken gravestones
Vegetation1: Access problem
Vegetation_problem1: Trees
Vegetation_problem2: Overgrown-ground cover
Drainage:
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Commercial
Change: Unknown
Reason: Housing
Visited: Unknown
Previous contacts:

Submitted By:
name: Juli Hernandez
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Monday, 15 September 2014 14:48

Hopewell Cemetery, McKinney, Hunt County, Texas

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Hopewell Cemetery
McKinney, Hunt County, Texas

Date: 2/13/2001

Cemetery: Hopewell Cemetery
Street:
City: between McKinney and Greenville
Township:
County: Hunt
State: Texas
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Graves within: more than 75
Oldest grave:
Newest grave:
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner:
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Removed Headstones
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts:
Work Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted By:

name: Nancy Adams
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Monday, 15 September 2014 14:48

Hood Cemetery, Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas

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Hood Cemetery
Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas

Cemetery: Hood
Other:
Sign: No
Street: Rutledge Road
City: Whitewright
Township: Whitewright
County: Grayson
State: Texas
Nation: USA
Zip:
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: 1/2 mile from Rutledge Road
Type: Road-private
Location: Rural-agricultural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: trees, overgrowth
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1872
Gravestones: 10
Oldest: 1872
Newest: 1888
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Unsure
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Others: Unsure
Wood: Unsure
Materials: No
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: No
Religious: Unsure
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: No
Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: No
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Drainage: Good
Problem: Encroachment
Owner: Private
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Unknown
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted:

Surnames

Cash, Franks, Gilliam, Hood, Palmer, Rodgers

Other Information

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name: Nina Thomas
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Date: 5/11/02

Monday, 15 September 2014 14:47

Hays (Hayes) Cemetery Myra, Cooke County, Texas

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Hays (Hayes) Cemetery
Myra, Cooke County


Cemetery: Hays Cemetery
Other: Hayes Cemetery
Sign: Yes
Street: FM 2739, north of U.S. 82 near Myra
City: Near Myra, Texas
Township:
County: Cooke
State: Texas
Nation: USA
Zip: 76253
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 334
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h: 097
long_mmss:
Status: Inactive
Size: Small
Directions: FM 2739 past sign leading to Myra along U.S. 82 West (near Gainesville)
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: cropland
Property: Public
Access: Open
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established: 1890 (?)
Gravestones: 60 (?)
Oldest: Uncertain
Newest: Uncertain
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Other
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: No
Inventory: Unsure
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: Yes
Materials: Yes
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: No
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Contacted: Relatives of those buried

Surnames:

Cole, Pitcock, ,Vestal, Woods

Other_Information:

A 91-year-old is maintaining it and is about to give up. The down dried up following WWII and relatives of those buried are hard to find. All it really needs is a little shovel work, fence patching and a semi-regular mowing. There are some interesting home-made stones here, some of which are made from metal and adhesive letters.

Support:

Cecil Woods -- 665-5932 (the maintainer of the property)
I'm a journalist writing a story on this. Someone may be interested in helping.

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Name: Andy Hogue
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Date: Oct. 14, 2004

Monday, 15 September 2014 14:46

Glenwood Cemetery, Nash, Ellis County, Texas

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Glenwood Cemetery
Nash, Ellis County, Texas

Date: 5 Jul 2000

Cemetery Name: Glenwood Cemetery
Street:
City: Nash
County: Ellis
State: Texas
Nation: USA
Zip:
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Graves within: ?
Oldest grave: ?
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Owner: Don't Know
Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect

Location

Book would be in the Waxahachie, Ellis, TX Library. Do not know author.

Description

Grown up with brush, stones turned, some or most graves unmarked. I do know though where my great-grandfather is buried and a 8 year old daughter. This is judged by the placement of his brothers tombstone who was a Civil War Veteran named William A. Trull.

Other Problems

You have to go through a Man's barn to get to the Cemetery. There is no road leading to it. Last time I was there a dead Calf had been thrown inside it.

Previous Contacts

City of Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX That was in 1995. Boze-Mitchell has funeral records concerning this Cemetery. We were not allowed to look at them

Current Status

Don't Know?

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Tonia Trull-Powell
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Gay-Hagen Cemetery
Gladewater, Upshur County


Cemetery: Gay-Hagan
Other:
Sign: No
Street: North Phillips Springs Rd
City: Gladewater, Texas
Township:
County: Upshur
State: Texas
Nation:
Zip: 75644
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Abandoned
Size: Medium
Directions: from Gladewater go to Gay Avenue to Phillips Springs 1or 2 miles
Type: Road-public
Location: Surburban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: Yes
Features: Lots of trees
Property: Private
Access: Inaccessible
Enclosure: Fence-Broken
Gate: None
Established: around 1854
Gravestones: 50
Oldest: 1851
Newest: 1953
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Other
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: No
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: Unsure
Brickwork: Unsure
Ironwork: Unsure
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Unsure
Marble: Unsure
Native: Yes
Slate: Unsure
Others: Yes
Wood: Yes
Materials: Yes
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Unsure
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: Yes
Report: Yes
VA1: Gravestones-Overturned
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3: Gravestones-Stolen
VA4: Graffiti
VA5: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Woods
Change: Unknown
Reason: Roads
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Habitat: No
Contacted: City of Gladewater, Texas and anyone who will listen.

Surnames:

Adams,Cannon,Estes, Gay, Moore, Shepperd

Other_Information:

This cemetary has been neglected for years. No one claims it
the city will not do anything. The county commissoner said he would try if he knew who owned it.

Support:

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Name: Peggy Thomas
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Date: April 21, 2005

Monday, 15 September 2014 14:45

Ewing Cemetery, Caviness, Lamar County, Texas

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Ewing Cemetery
Caviness, Lamar County, Texas

Date: July 12, 2000

Cemetery: Ewing Cemetery
Street: Off Farm Market Road #1499, in a field
City: Near Caviness (NW Quad, Block 23)
County: Lamar
State: TX
Nation: US
Zip: 754??
Land Type: Private
Status: Inactive
Graves within: 61-marked, 29 unmarked
Oldest grave: 12 Feb 1862
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Owner: unknown
Problem's
Cemetery about to be destroyed
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect

Records location

Information was submitted, 24 June 1992 by, Mary Posey Tallant, 1208 Southword Rd, Austin TX, 78704, and is recorded in "The Death and Cemetery Records of Lamar Co". It states "The cemetery is in disrepair with most all of the stones fallen and broken"

Cemetery description

The cemetery is located on private land in a pasture. Before we could get to it we had to obtain permission from the land owner. He reluctantly allowed us to drive through his pasture. I can affirm that the cemetery is in rough shape, with most of the stones broken off by cattle and such. The owner has put a fence around it to keep the cattle out. And although I marked "inactive" above, I would venture to say "abandoned". I'm not sure if anyone is responsible for it, but I can't say for sure.

Other Problems

That it will be lost forever. There is no public access and the land owner has a very valuable home on the property and does not want a lot of traffic to the cemetery. There were also a lot of downed limbs (apparently from storms?) and this could be a continuing problem.

Previous Contacts

None

Current Status

Unknown

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Beverly White
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Monday, 15 September 2014 14:44

Delba Cemetery, Leonard, Fannin County, Texas

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Delba Cemetery
Leonard, Fannin County, Texas

Date: 26 August 2001

Cemetery: Delba Cemetery
Established: unknown to me
Street: Off SH 78 south of Leonard, TX
Type: Road-public
City: Leonard, TX
Township:
County: Fannin Co.
State: TX
Nation: USA
Zip: 75452
Nearby: SH 78
Location: Rural-mixed
Land: Flat
Watersource: No
Features:
Sign: Yes
Land Type:
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Gravestones: 35-45
Oldest: Unknown to me
Newest: Unknown to me
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Buried: Yes
Removed: Unknown
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Records location: USGenWeb Tombstone Project (mentioned because not likely to change)
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized:
Overgrowth: Problem-Access
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage:
Problem: Encroachment
Restoration: The current status of this cemetery is:
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Unknown
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: No
Contacted: I have only submitted a message to a genealogy forum asking for volunteer help to clean Delba up.
Other Information
Encroaching development with apparent lack of local interest to protect and/or preserve. Livestock have probably had access in the past-not sure if still do. There appear to be more gravestones either half buried, sunken or otherwise unreadable than there are upright markers and surely many unmarked graves as was typical in a small, rural, community and/or church=based cemetery. There was a Delba Community here and a Baptist church, store, etc. but now long gone.

Support
Unfortunately, I do not have names, addresses, etc. but the Fannin Co. Historical Society in Bonham, TX would be a good
starting place.

Submitted by:

name: Lea Head
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Monday, 15 September 2014 14:44

Crossland Cemetery, Naples, Moris County, Texas

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Crossland Cemetery
Naples, Moris County, Texas

Date: 13 September 2000

Cemetery: Crossland Cemetery
Street: Hughes Springs Road
City: Naples
County: Morris
State: Texas
Nation: United States
Zip:
Nearby: Cemetery on the Morris Jacobs land--3 mi south of Naples on Hughes Spring Road
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: No
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 14 graves
Oldest grave: 1883--possibly
Newest grave: 1940's
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner: Morris Jacobs
Current Condition:
Cemetery in danger of destruction
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Other problems: Cattle allowed on the cemetery
Previous contacts: Owner of property---family asked if they could fence the cemetery---answer 'no'--
Current Status: The current status of this cemetery is:

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Frances Crossland
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Monday, 15 September 2014 14:43

Coontown Cemetery, Savoy, Fannin County, Texas

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Coontown Cemetery
Savoy, Fannin County, Texas

Cemetery: Coontown Cemetery
Other: Caney Creek Cemetery
Sign: Yes
Street: Private property of: Myra Zickefoose P.O. Box 267 (.2 miles south of junction with county. rod 4015uth on 4020 and .4 miles west)
City: Savoy
Township:
County: Fannin County
State: Texas
Nation: USA
Zip: 75479
Status: Inactive
Size: Large
Directions: 3 miles east of Savoy
Type: Road-private
Location: Rural-mixed
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: Yes
Features: There are huge trees inside the cemetery boundaries.
Land Type: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: Fence
Gate: Non-locking
Established: The oldest remaining headstone is dated 1856. Many headstones were washed away from from regular flooding from the nearby creek. One headstone was found in the creek.
Gravestones: approximately 75
Oldest: 1856?
Newest: 1921?
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Other
Restoration: Yes
Association: Yes
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Yes
Records location: "Fannin County Cemetery Records" Compiled from 1955-1965 by Floy Crandall Hodge and Published by Hennington-Wolfe City, Texas
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: Yes
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement:
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native Stone: Yes
Slate: Unsure
Other Stone: Unsure
Wood: Yes
Materials: Unsure
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: No
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Other Carvings: Unsure
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: No
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Problem-Constant
Problem: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Smaller
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Habitat: Unknown
Contacted: County Judge, USDA soil conservationist, County Commissioner, Texas Senator Cain, and Texas Rep. Homer

Surnames

Bettus Blythe Caldwell Carter Christian Coonrod Deatherage Dooley Dorsey Fowler Gibson Gunter Haggard Hodges Horne Horsley Hundley Hunt Hutchins Kirkpatrick Marlow Mahurin Melugin Mullins O'Daniel Ray Roberts Short Stevens Stogough Taylor Thomson Waldrum Watwood White

Other Information

The Coontown Cemetery Association formed in June 2000. Since then nearly $10,000 has been raised by its 50+ membership. The funds were used to survey the cemetery, clean up the mountain of garbage heaped with a few feet of the headstones, hire dozier work for erosion control, fence the cemetery boundaries with a sturdy pipe and wire fence, and add a 12' entry gate and sign. The county has been contacted with help for a road. An early map indicates there was once a county road to the cemetery, though it is now obliterated by farm/ranch land. The USDA county soil conservationist has been contacted about the creek flooding. A watershed MAY be built upstream and help with the continual flooding from the nearby creek, but the money is not available now. No one seems to claim responsibility for fixing the flooding of this cemetery and the association cannot interfere with a waterway, such as a creek, even if they had the money. Any suggestions would be appreciated. We are currently writing to Congressmen. In the meantime, the creek continues to flood the cemetery.

Support

Carolyn Sparks, President Coontown Cemetery

Website Address: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txtannin/coontown.html

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Date: March 27,2002

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