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Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Directions

From Fort Davis go SE on SH 118 approximately 1 mile. Off Hwy 118, to Alpine, at the edge of town on the right. Located at the Northern foot of Dolores Mountain.

200 block of Musquiz Dr. (SH 118). From downtown Fort Davis, drive SE from intersection of SH 17 & SH 118 on SH 118 .5 mile to cemetery on right

Information

Owned and cared for by the Fort Davis Historical Society

History

Used from 1870s to 1914. Settlers buried here include: Mr. and Mrs. Diedrick Dutchover, immigrants from Belgium and Spain; their surname, coined by a recruiter in the Mexican War, is borne by many descendants. Dolores, who on her wedding eve lighted a signal fire for her fiance, later found scalped by Indians; she became mentally ill and (until her death 30 years later) burned fires on mountain near town for her lost lover. Two young Frier brothers, who were shot by a Ranger posse as horse thieves and were buried in only boothill grave in county. - Historical Marker Text. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967

Historic Texas Cemetery Marker - 2008

Transcriptions

Pioneer Cemetery Transcription from the Jeff Davis County TXGenWeb site

Pioneer Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Photos

Photos from the Jeff Davis County TXGenWeb site

Pioneer Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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