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    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    Historical Marker Text

    Waxahachie City Cemetery

    The first burial here occurred on Jan. 1, 1852, after the death of pioneer merchant Silas Killough (b. 1805), one of the founders of this community. The original 4.16 acre tract was given in 1858 to trustees of the Methodist church by Emory W. Rogers (d.1874), who was Waxahachie's first settler (1846) and donor of land for the townsite. About 1900, the cemetery was transferred from church to municipal jurisdiction. By gifts and purchases of additional land, the site has grown to 65 acres and contains about 10,000 graves.
    (1976)

    Marker Location: W. Hawkins St., Waxahachie
    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery Tombstones
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    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery Tombstones
    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery Statue
    Statue
    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery Tombstones
    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery Tombstones
    Guitar Tombstone
    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    TX - Waxahachie City Cemetery  view
    Photo courtesy David Cole, October 2012
    Photographer's Note:
    "If you look at the googlemap screen shot, you can see S. Hawkins Street appears to cut the through the cemetery... or maybe they just expanded across the street later." - David Cole

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