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Woodland Cemetery

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Kirvin, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 47' 2.372316", -96° 20' 30.6528"
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    In a community founded 1848 by pioneers mostly from Alabama, this cemetery was opened with burial of Capt. John L. Wortham (1841-62), who died in Galveston while in Confederate Army in the Civil War. Col. Luther R. (Dick) Wortham (1820-74), a merchant and planter who came from Kentucky, gave land around the grave for a cemetery, Woodland College, and a Baptist church. In 1906, Woodland College building was given to the people of nearby Shiloh for their school. This cemetery with over 1,000 graves -- burial place of many local leaders -- marks center of the historic community.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Woodland Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Kirvin, Texas

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