Long Cemetery - Cumby, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 05.075 W 095° 50.021
15S E 235498 N 3664236
Quick Description: The historic Long Cemetery, south of Cumby, dates to 1867. It is still active, with over 300 burials.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2015 8:19:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNM5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
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Long Description:
A Texas Historical Marker provides some background:

Texas Rangers in the late 1830s camped on a hill west of present Cumby in a grove of black jack oak trees. Settlers established a community near them for protection and called the settlement Black Jack Grove. Later renamed Cumby, it grew into a trade center during the late 19th century.

In the 1850s, James M. and Mary Long settled along Turkey Creek in a small community known as Crossroads, south of Black Jack Grove. Tradition holds they set aside land c. 1860 for the burial of a girl who died when her family passed through the area. By 1865, James had rewed, to Susan Luttrell, and the grave of Mary Long may be among those that are today unmarked.

The first marked grave at Long Cemetery is that of John M. Webb (d. 1869). Other early marked graves include those of Civil War veterans and Woodmen of the World members, while several burials are indicated by small concrete markers that replaced original bois d'arc posts.

An association meets annually at the burial ground, which was enlarged in the 1970s. The site now serves as a reminder of generations of area settlers.
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