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Dickens Cemetery

Directions

From Dickens, take Highway 114/U.S. 82 east, about .5 miles.

History

The only cemetery to serve the town of Dickens. This graveyard began in 1891, the same year the town was founded. Mrs. C. F. Jones, wife of pioneer settler and town barber C. F. Jones, died in 1891 and was buried by her husband at the foot of a hill overlooking the Croton Breaks. The owner of the property, M. S. Crow, at the suggestion of his attorney, W. C. Ballard, donated five acres of land surrounding the grave site for a community cemetery. W. C. Ballard, considered by many to be the "Father of Dickens," died in 1913 and was buried here, as well. Many early settlers, city and county officials are interred in this graveyard. Also buried here are veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Through the years, the site of the Dickens Cemetery has increased through additional land donations. A fence was erected in 1919, and in 1948 local citizens formed a cemetery association to care for the grounds and monuments. Now, encompassing more than eighteen acres, the cemetery serves as a reflection of area history. 1994 - Historical Marker Text

Transcriptions

Dickens Cemetery Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas

Dickens Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb archives.

Dickens Cemetery Transcription from the Dickens County TXGenWeb site

Dickens Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com. Over 1100 graves.

Overstreet graves at Dickens Cemetery from rootsweb homepages.

Texas Death Index 1901-1905 compiled from newspaper obituaries and death notices.

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