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Dry Creek Cemetery

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Terrell, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 50' 20.443704", -96° 15' 49.372056"
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    Named for a nearby ravine, this burial ground originally served the community of Turner's Point. Located on the stage road between Shreveport, Louisiana, and Dallas, the settlement was established by Elisha Turner in 1845. In the 1870s the town was moved to a new location (1.5 miles southeast) and renamed Poetry. The earliest marked grave at this site is that of Samuel Key (1840-1871). Now closed for burials, the cemetery has 279 marked graves bearing names of the English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh pioneer settlers of the area.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Dry Creek Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Terrell, Texas

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