Whitehead Cemetery

Whitehead Cemetery (HM258V)

Location: Mingus, TX 76463 Erath County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 30.249', W 98° 24.837'

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The Whitehead Cemetery is a significant reminder of the African American community that occupied the Thurber townsite in the early 20th century. When the Texas and Pacific Coal and Oil Company relocated its offices to Fort Worth in 1933, several families remained in their company-owned homes. Albert Whitehead and fellow black residents established this plot south of the former town square for friends and relatives as a convenient alternative to the Thurber Cemetery. The first documented burial is that of Sarah Grant in 1943. Tarleton State University maintains the cemetery as part of the W.K.Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas Grounds.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2010
HM NumberHM258V
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 555050 N 3596470
Decimal Degrees32.50415000, -98.41395000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.249', W 98° 24.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 14.94" N, 98° 24' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 292 Co Rd 107, Mingus TX 76463, US
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