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Auburn Cemetery

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Off FM 916 on Auburn Cemetery Road., Rural, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 18' 15.792552", -97° 4' 21.36054"
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    Pioneer settlers used this site for burials as early as 1856. In 1865 it was part of 20.5 acres deeded to the Methodist Church for a school and church by Rezi Jarvis Banks (1817-1889), a Confederate army veteran born in Tennessee. Among the earliest marked graves is that of Banks' wife Minerva (1822-1893). In the late 1800s, Auburn was a thriving farming community with four churches, stores, and a post office. Later the lack of high school facilities and the bypassing of Auburn by the railroad compelled residents to move away. The cemetery is a link with the town's past.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Auburn Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Rural, Texas

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