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Strangers Rest Cemetery

Strangers Rest Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Also known as Frost Cemetery

Directions

Corner of Knight & Walter St., Lufkin

Information

About 100 graves

History

 R. D. Holland, Sydney Hackney, and S. D. Long, trustees of an Angelina County African American cemetery group, acquired one acre here from the Lufkin Land & Timber Co., in 1905. Recorded burials began in 1901. The graveyard was first known as Frost Cemetery but according to local tradition began to be called Stranger's Rest Cemetery about 1915 because of the large number of drifters buried here. The last recorded interment, that of Norris Patton, took place in 1946. The site fell into disrepair but was reclaimed by members of the local community and county volunteers in 1991-92. Sesquicentennial of texas Statehood 1845 - 1995.  - Historical Marker Text

Transcriptions

Frost Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Stranger's Rest Cemetery Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas.com

Stranger's Rest Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Photos

Frost Cemetery Photos from the Texas Tombstone Project

Strangers Rest Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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