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Pumphrey Cemetery


FM 1677, about seven miles northwest of Winters


Received Texas Historic Cemetery designation in 2013.


Pumphrey. Founded about 1899. Named for Wm. M. Pumphrey (1849-1937), early settler. A deacon of the Baptist church, he would put his organ in a wagon on weekends and take it, his wife and 11 children to attend services in Wingate. In 1900, as the settlement grew, a one-room frame school was built and named New Hope, to embody the aspirations of the citizens. The community came to have a post office (1901-1912), several stores and 2 churches. It withstood tragedy in 1906 when 4 men were killed by lightning -- leaving more than 20 children orphans. - Historical Marker for Pumphrey.  Marker erected 1969.


Pumphrey Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Pumphrey Cemetery graves at

book | by Dr. Radut