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Waxahachie City Cemetery

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W Hawkins St.,, Waxahachie, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 23' 14.20962", -96° 51' 27.057384"
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    The first burial here occurred on Jan. 1, 1852, after the death of pioneer merchant Silas Killough (b. 1805), one of the founders of this community. The original 4.16 acre tract was given in 1858 to trustees of the Methodist church by Emory W. Rogers (d.1874), who was Waxahachie's first settler (1846) and donor of land for the townsite. About 1900, the cemetery was transferred from church to municipal jurisdiction. By gifts and purchases of additional land, the site has grown to 65 acres and contains about 10,000 graves.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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