Hickory Grove Cemetery,
Lamar County, Texas



Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry


Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry


Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry


Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry

TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION
Hickory Grove Cemetery

Widespread settlement of this area of Lamar
County began in the late 1840s and early 1850s. By
1852, the Hickory Grove Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, was established and this cemetery was in use.
The earliest documented grave here is that of Mary
Isabella Alexander (1832-1852). Also interred that year
were Franklin Day (1827-1852) and Nancy Smith (1842-1852).

By the 1870s the Hickory Grove Cemetery was fully
established as a community burial ground. The Metho-
dist Church was relocated in 1881. Providing more
space for grave sites where the sanctuary had once
stood. Additional land acquisitions, including property
deeded by Sam and Dicie Swan in 1889 and R. E. and
M. E. Simpson in 1907, enlarged the cemetery grounds.
A building referred to as "The Shed" was built in the
1920s for funeral services, but it burned in 1949.

The Hickory Grove Cemetery contains over 1,000
graves. The tombstones, diverse in style and size, serve
as reminders of the area's pioneer heritage. Many
mark the graves of infants and children and are a
testament to the often harsh conditions of pioneer
life. Others interred here include veterans of the Civil
War, World War I, World War II, and Korea. A cemetery
association maintains the historic graveyard.

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Cemetery is 5 miles west of Roxton
on SH 137.



If you have an obituary, photographs, and/or would like to write a bio
on someone buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery, or can help identify
the Unknowns, please email me






 

LOT NO.
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
BIRTH
DEATH
NOTES
  Claiborne Emma (Davis) May 20, 1872 Dec. 1, 1937 See photo
  Claiborne William Bruce Nov. 24, 1869 Jan. 20, 1945 See photo
  Cunningham E. W. May 11, 1913 Oct. 27, 1960 See photo
  Cunningham Kenneth Neville Oct. 24, 1938 Dec. 24, 1965 In God We Trust
See photo
  Cunningham Lois Evora Aug. 1, 1913 Sept. 26, 1989 Beloved Mother & Grandmother
See photo
  Dowlen Malinda June 14, 1814 June 10, 1887 See photo

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