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Cowboy Cemetery

Directions

From Brady, go north on SH 377 for 15 miles. Turn right at the Placid marker. Go 2.5 miles east of the Placid Community and turn north (left on FM 1028). Go about 2 miles and turn east on the gravel county road. Cemetery is 1 mile on the right.

Information

Burials from 1882 to present

History

Cowboy Cemetery. According to legend, this cemetery's name is a reference to a cowboy who died while passing through this area and may have been the first interred here. It is known that W.G.S. Hughes (1851-1925) and wife Sarah (1854-1945) donated the land for this site, likely upon the 1882 death of their four-year-old son, William, the cemetery's first recorded burial. They gave an additional acre for a school. In 1932, Sarah Hughes and family deeded another 4.65 acres to the Cowboy Cemetery Association. This group has since overseen many improvements and cared for this burial ground that records the heritage of the Deep Creek Community. Historic Texas Cemetery-2001

Transcriptions

Cowboy Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives Updates

Cowboy Cemetery Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas.com

Cowboy Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Photos

Cowboy Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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