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South Cemetery

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Smith Cemetery Rd. off FM 878, Waxahachie, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 26' 32.029584", -96° 44' 14.723412"
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    Burial place of pioneers and generations of descendants; on a knoll that was in wilderness when cemetery opened, but now overlooks nine urban areas. Founded by Nancy Owen Smith for her family and neighbors. First burial was her husband Hans Smith (1799-1852), lawmaker in Missouri (1830-32, 1834-36) and Arkansas (1844-46), who moved here in 1846. He opened area's first cotton gin, helped organize Ellis County (1850), and was robbed and murdered while buying goods in Houston for his store. The Smith Cemetery Association, organized in 1953, was chartered in 1955.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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