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Home Texas Parker County Springtown Jay Bird-Union School, Church, and Cemetery

Jay Bird-Union School, Church, and Cemetery

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FM 2257 off SH 199 SE of Springtown, Springtown, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 56' 39.16173000012", -97° 36' 46.20143999988"
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     This well-traveled route, known locally as Jay Bird Lane, dates from the early 1860s. In 1883 land-owners donated three acres to preserve the nearby Jay Bird camp meeting grounds. Residents soon built a frame building, officially serving the Union Grove School Community. The Jay Bird Freewill Baptist Church also met here, and a cemetery was established, with the earliest marked grave dating to 1884. The school closed in 1919 and the building was destroyed by a 1940's tornado. A 1945 structure was replaced in 1974 by the Cemetery Association, hosting a meeting each first Sunday in June. Texas Sesquincentennial 1836-1986.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Jay Bird-Union School, Church, and Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Springtown, Texas

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