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Vinson Cemetery

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Of FM 1246 & FM 2749, SE of Thornton, Thornton, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 24' 35.0676", -96° 33' 52.2576"
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     Wiley and Phebe Vinson and their children came to Texas from Alabama in 1851. Settling in Limestone County in 1859, the family farmed and operate a gristmill and tanning yard. When Vinson bought additional land in 1870, he set aside one-half acre for this cemetery. He died in 1871, and was the first to be buried here. Other graves include those of his wife, Phebe, who died in 1873, and relatives who lived nearby. Vinson Cemetery was restored in 1962 by members of the Fox Family Association, descendants of Wiley Vinson, who maintain it today. 1974

This page last updated: 9/28/2009 23:17:29

Vinson Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Thornton, Texas

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