Lorenzo Cemetery

Lorenzo Cemetery (HM207H)

Location: Lorenzo, TX 79343 Crosby County
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N 33° 41.761', W 101° 32.189'

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Historic Texas Cemetery

In 1876, the Texas Legislature created the Crosby Land District, which included several present-day Panhandle counties. Ranchers soon began establishing large ranches throughout the region, and in 1890, brothers Avery, John Stuart, Howard and Prentiss Coonley of Chicago joined with Julian Bassett of New York to form the C.B. Livestock Company.

In 1910, the company planned a rail line from Crosbyton to Lubbock, with towns platted along the route. It named the one here for Lorenzo Dow, a company attorney, and in 1916 it deeded land at this site to the county for a community cemetery. The first burial in Lorenzo Cemetery was reportedly that of a child who died of whooping cough in 1916. The first marked grave, dating to 1918, is that of W.A. Greenhill.

Over the years, volunteers and local groups, including a cemetery association, have provided maintenance, helping to preserve the collective history of Lorenzo. The county sold the property in 1995 to the City of Lorenzo, and today the cemetery is a link to generations of men, women and children who made unique and lasting contributions to the community.

Historic Texas Cemetery
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HM NumberHM207H
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 264900 N 3731339
Decimal Degrees33.69601667, -101.53648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 41.761', W 101° 32.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 41' 45.66" N, 101° 32' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1022 FM 378, Lorenzo TX 79343, US
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