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Emporia Cemetery

Emporia Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas Emporia Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Also known as

  • Anthony Cemetery

  • Pleasant View Cemetery

  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery

  • Anthony-Emporia Cemetery

Directions

On the south end of Diboll, off Parker St., behind O'Kay Food Store.

SH 59 south from Lufkin to Diboll. Continue to southern Diboll to Parker St. on east side. .1 mile to cemetery behind Okay Food Store

History

This pioneer burial ground predates later timber towns of the area. The land was originally set aside as a family cemetery, with the first burial for W.E. and Emily Waltman's infant son William in 1882. The Emporia sawmill operated a few hundred yards west from 1893-1906; some sawmill workers and their families are also buried here, mostly in unmarked graves. Relatives of Jeremiah and Hester Anthony are also buried here, and while that family took care of the graveyard it was also known as Anthony Cemetery or Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Noteworthy features here include the use of landscape petrified wood and homemade concrete gravestones. Once a rural cemetery, the site is now within the city limits of Diboll. - Historical Marker Text. Historic Texas Cemetery marker dedicated 2006.

Transcriptions

Emporia Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Emporia Cemetery Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas.com

Anthony Cemetery Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas.com

Emporia Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Photos

Emporia Cemetery Photos from the Texas Tombstone Project

Emporia Cemetery photos from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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