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Gray Rock Cemetery

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Mt. Vernon, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 9' 38.17224", -95° 7' 40.78353"
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    Unmarked graves here may date from the 1840s, when the nearby town of Gray Rock was settled along a frontier highway. Of the 411 marked graves, the oldest is that of an infant, Lula Smith, who died Feb. 15, 1872. Although the land was deeded to two deacons of the Baptist church in 1887, it has always served as a community cemetery. An 1899-1900 epidemic of typhoid fever accounts for some of the burials. The town of Gray Rock vanished after the railroad bypassed it, but the cemetery is still in use. Gray Rock Cemetery Committee, organized in 1906, now maintains the site. (1975)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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