The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) - Annetta Cemetery - Annetta, TX
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N 32° 42.765 W 097° 40.667
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Quick Description: The Biblical Ten Commandments are at the front of the Garden of Commandments in historic Annetta Cemetery, Annetta, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2015 8:33:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMNDWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
These two conjoined stone tablets essentially follow the King James translation, the text inked in black, with some text presumably shortened so as to fit:

I - Thou shalt have no other gods before me

II - Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image

III - Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

IV - Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy

V - Honour thy father and thy mother

VI - Thou shalt not kill.

VI - Thou shalt not commit adultery

VII - Thou shalt not steal

IX - Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour

X - Thou shalt not covet

Annetta Cemetery is a historic cemetery, still active, and the Garden of Commandments is a newer section in the rear of the cemetery. A Texas Historical Marker at the cemetery gate provides some background:

Community founder A. B. Fraser was a Confederate soldier who went into exile in Central America rather than declare allegiance to the Union. The Frasers named their daughter, who was born in Honduras, Anneta. The family returned to the U. S. in 1872, settling in Fort Worth, then moved a few miles west of the city in 1876. Fraser established a store and freight station near Weatherford and named the station for his daughter. When the Texas and Pacific Railroad built tracks through this area in 1880, it adapted the Fraser name, spelling it Annetta.

Though it is likely that the site had already been used as a burial ground for several years before Edgar M. King was interred here in September 1882, his is the earliest tombstone on this site. King was the first of many of his family to be buried in Annetta Cemetery. Thirty-five infants' graves are dated between 1882 and 1910, a testament to the harsh conditions of pioneer life.

Those interred here were civic and church leaders, educators, politicians, farmers, ranchers, merchants, and manufacturers. The Bell, Bledsoe, Chapman, Chew, Duncan, Nichols, Otto, and Winslow families are prominently represented, as are others who built the Annetta community. One burial is that of a veteran of the Civil War; other graves are those of veterans of several major United States and international wars and conflicts.

More than 935 graves were counted in 1998. Fading railroad tracks and the Annetta Cemetery are all that remain to chronicle the passing of the pioneers of Annetta community.
1283 O'Neal Ave N (FM 5), Annetta, TX

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