Forest Hill Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery (HM25S7)

Location: Livingston, TX 77351 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 41.642', W 94° 55.93'

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By 1905, all the lots in Livingston's Old City Cemetery had been filled, and community leaders began looking for a new cemetery site. Residents established Forest Hill Cemetery Association in 1906 and bought land from James and Arabella Henington on a hill south of the downtown area. In November 1906, Arthur B. Garner was the first to be buried in the new cemetery.

Community women formed the Ladies Cemetery Association of Livingston in May 1908; their purpose was to improve, beautify and preserve the city's two cemeteries. In the 1930s, Marion Tew took charge of maintaining Forest Hill Cemetery, and under her leadership the grounds were beautified and Washington Avenue, which leads to the graveyard, was the first street in Livingston to be paved.

Forest Hill Cemetery is a link to Livingston's history. Gravestones indicate the burials of thirty Confederate soldiers and one Union soldier, as well as veterans of subsequent American military actions. Noted individuals buried here include A.H. Bailey, of Mollie Bailey's Circus, George Ely, a traveling circus entertainer, and acclaimed theatre director Margaret "Margo" Jones.
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HM NumberHM25S7
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 314940 N 3397287
Decimal Degrees30.69403333, -94.93216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.642', W 94° 55.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 38.52" N, 94° 55' 55.8" W
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Area Code(s)936, 832
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-512 Sunview Dr, Livingston TX 77351, US
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