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Duren Cemetery

Duren Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Also known as Pompey Mountain Cemetery

Directions

22 CR 128

NW on Hwy 84/183, turn right in Mullin onto FM 573. Continue for 4.4 miles and turn right onto FM 3484. Go 1 mile and turn left onto CR 128. Pompey Mountain church and cemetery are on the right

History

In 1876, Philip David Duren bought 390.5 acres here and built a log home. He later brought his family, including newborn daughter Willie Lee, from Houston county to their new home. Willie Lee died in Sep. 1878 and was the first burial here. In 1893, Duren deeded the surrounding five acres “for school purposes;” Duren school operated until 1947 and Pompey Mountain Church still serves the area. In 1912, Duren reaffirmed public use of the site in a new deed which stipulated free burial plots and a church open to different denominations. Historic cemetery features include metal and stone gates, curbing, interior fencing, and limestone, marble and granite gravestones. Duren cemetery now numbers several hundred burials. - Historical Marker Text.  Marker erected 2010.

Transcriptions

Duren Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Photos

Duren Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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