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Olive Branch Cemetery

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CR 1771, N of Chico, Chico, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 20' 8.27450000016", -97° 51' 33.09153000012"
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     The first burial at this site occurred in the early 1870s. Area settlers H. H. Bradford, B. P. Cox, J. C. Cartwright, and J. C. Weaver, donated the property for the interment of a young girl who had died on a wagon train. The earliest marked grave is that of Maria B. Smith (1805-1875). During the 1890s, a sanctuary was built north of the burial ground for a Methodist Episcopal Church. As declining soil conditions caused families to move from the area, the congregation became inactive. The chapel was removed by 1914, but the Olive Branch Cemetery remains in use.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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