Old City Greenwood Cemetery

Old City Greenwood Cemetery (HM16KQ)

Location: Weatherford, TX 76086 Parker County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 45.834', W 97° 47.622'

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This cemetery was formerly established by the Weatherford Town Council in 1863 when lots were surveyed and the exact cemetery location was staked. Previous interments were made in the unmarked streets of the town. The Mayor directed those remains to be moved to the new cemetery.

Historian H. Smythe noted in 1877 that the cemetery was a "sadly neglected spot," without a fence. By 1925 the civic league and cemetery association had been formed. The accomplishments of its women members were many. In addition to site beautification, the driveways were widened and graveled. A water well and windmill were installed, and a sexton was employed to secure the grounds. Cemetery care declined in the 1930s and later.

Among the estimated 1,000 graves are Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient Chester Bowen, Trail Drivers Oliver Loving and Boze Ikard; Cattleman and founder of the Citizens National Bank; J.R.Couts, Governor of Texas (1902-06), S.W.T Lanham and his son, Congressman Fritz G. Lanham, veterans of many wars, and pioneers of early Texas history.

Restoration of the Cemetery began in the late 1980s. The site continues to serve the area.
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HM NumberHM16KQ
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 612990 N 3625757
Decimal Degrees32.76390000, -97.79370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.834', W 97° 47.622'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 50.04" N, 97° 47' 37.32" W
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Area Code(s)817, 682
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 235-275 Front St, Weatherford TX 76086, US
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