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Flat Rock Cemetery

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Old Decatur Highway, Decatur, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 19' 58.71610999992", -97° 36' 45.09497000016"
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     Settled in 1850s by Moses Ball and other pioneers. Tradition says first burial here was an Indian; the second, a small girl who died while her family was migrating through the area. Oldest tombstones are dated 1878. There are many unmarked graves. Community, named for some flat stones that formed a landmark, had a Cumberland Presbyterian Church as early as 1883. Burial ground near church was deeded from his land grant on August 28, 1890, by ex-Texas Ranger George W. Stevens (1831-93) for cemetery. After 1914, population dwindled and the church was closed.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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