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Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery

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Meridian vicinity, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 49' 48.198", -97° 20' 35.1996"
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    John Jackson Smith (1799-1867) and his wife Margaret (1802-1881) migrated here from Mississippi in the 1850's and founded Smith Bend community. They gave land for this cemetery after the death of their son Burton (1832-1856). The Smith's daughter Ann and her husband Silas McCabe started the nearby settlement of Coon Creek. Residents of the two communities, descendants, and friends help maintain the burial ground. Enlarged by later land donations, the site contains over 500 graves. (1978) Incise on back: Marker Sponsors: Mmes. Marshall V. Bonds, Lois Smith Hill, Camille Smith Womack

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Meridian vicinity, Texas

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