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Brownfield Cemetery

Also known as City of Brownfield Cemetery

Directions

Brownfield. SH 137, .5 mi. N of US 82/380

History

The first public burial ground in the new Terry County seat of Brownfield was begun in 1904 when 19-year-old Jessie Hill died and was interred here. By 1907, this land belonged to M. V. Brownfield; records do not indicate whether the cemetery was named for him or for the town. During World War I, the Great Depression and World War II, the cemetery fell into decline as local residents were unable to maintain it. Hispanic farm workers began to settle in this area in the 1940s and 1950s, and by the 1970s the cemetery reflected the change in population. A reorganization of the cemetery association in 1980 led to much-needed improvements. More than 2,000 graves, about 375 of them unmarked, graced the cemetery in 1999. The cemetery remains a chronicle of Terry County. (1999) - Historical Marker Text.

Transcriptions

Brownfield Cemetery Transcription at Cemeteries-of-Texas

Brownfield Cemetery Transcription from the Terry County TXGenWeb site

Brownfield Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com. Over 2000 graves.



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