When the original survey was taken, the county line placed Estacado in Crosby County, later the Lubbock County line was placed and Estacado was in Lubbock County.
Location:Hwy 82/62 west from Lorenzo 2.5 miles, turn north on County Road 3900 and go 4.7 miles, turn east and go 1/2 mile to the cemetery.
The cemetery at Estacado was started by the tragic death of Mary Ellen Cox, who died of a snake bite. Many of the pioneers are buried there, including Paris Cox, who died at the age of 40 from cancer of the throat.
Although the cemetery was used for many years, the city of Estacado did not actually own it. Through neglect, there had never been a deed made. In 1939 the citizens formed an association to clear the title and to care for and beautify the cemetery. It was found that the land actually belonged to A.J.(Arthur) and Hattie Linn Bryant, Estacado pioneers. When the association wanted to buy the land, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant offered to donate it if the Federal Land Bank would release their first lien. The bank removed the lien and a deed was executed, making the city of Estacado rightful owners of their cemetery. The association has made a beauty spot of the dejected old resting place. On a headstone of a grave in the old Estacado cemetery is this inscription: Isaac Paris Cox, Founder of Estacado 1879, Born in North Carolina, Oct. 17, 1846, died Nov. 2, 1888, In loving remembrance.
Estacado Cemetery is located on private property. The area is marked by groves of bois d´arc trees, planted by the Quakers nearly 100 years ago and a large Texas Historical Marker.
Records provided by Crosby County Historical Commission
Many wooden crosses in the southwest corner of the Estacado Cemetery were accidentally burned several years ago during a clean-up campaign. Perhaps this was where Mary Ellen Cox was buried since there is no grave marker to be found.
Recorded and Surveyed 2000 by Boy Scout: Johnny HernandezFor genealogical purposes and not drawn to scale,
Surveyed 2004 by Grace Ashley
See Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum for map to scale.
Entrance Gate on West Side at Row 14/15.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R 1 G.L. Lockwood 1 2 Res. Wilmeth 2 3 Res. Woody Wilmeth 3 4 Res Valley Sue Wilmeth S.M. Walker 4 5 Res Carl T. Bales Unk(?) fenced Emma Lee Smith Vera Wilmeth Mattie Walker 5 6 Res Mary Bales A.J. Smith Carel Wilmeth 6 7 Res May Jones Lillie D. Bledsoe Girl Donley Rance Smith Walter Fugitt Frank Wise 7 8 Res Aubry W. Jones William E. Bledsoe Mary G. Cartwright Samuel Pearson 8 9 Alma Agnes Smith Fannie E. Watson Unknown 1912-1920 William G. Comstock Nelms P. Young 9 10 Roy Bledsoe Willie Echols Unknown fenced John Brown Smith Traci Young 10 11 Francis L. Riding B.S. Smith Baby Barker Albert Jackson Smith Sarah A. Fox William J. Wingo Ruth Young 11 12 Augustus B. Ridling B.J. Smith Baby Hart Eula Lee Fullingim J.E. Johnston Austin Fox Dr. Alpheus Dyer M.E. Young 12 Double
James Overhuls Bettie Botts John Eddy David Becton 13 14 Paris Cox Gideon Cox John W. White Cyrus Barker Verna Crabtree Frances J. Bounds Owen Kelsey A.J. McCoy James Becton Emma Stockton 14 15 Jim Crabtree Amy Kelsey Geo.H. Moore Mary E. Bryant 15 16 Gordon Crabtree C.K. Kelsey Unknown M.B.(Jack) ASA James Wilson J.W. Bryant Sarah Michaell 16 17 Freddie Holmes Wesley Wright Martha Kelsey Lester Linn Parker Jerry M. Moore Fredrick E. Becton Chas. Michael 17 18 A.J. Bryant, Jr. Callie Michael 18 19 Jackie Moore A.J. Bryant Rubye Wingo 19 20 Homer V. Bryant Hattie Bryant Ellis Wingo 20 21 Oliver Cox W.L. Bryant Olin Bryant 21 22 Margaret D. Gentry Joseph W. Roberson Res. Kelsey Vanell Bryant Unk Baby died 1920 Andrew Morgan 22 23 Monclova Ferguson Calvin Caldwell S. Harry Kelsey Richard Linn Dora Moore 23 24 Baby Wilson J.H. Roberson Ella Ella Kelsey R.E. Linn Linzey Moore Baby Girl of U.L.Bryant 24 25 Francis Gutierrez John P. Roberson Elmer Kelsey Res. Bryant O.W. Key Noel Corley 25 26 A.J. Bryant Jr.A.C. Bryant R. Bryant Lutie Mae Ellis Richard Corley 26 27 Zora Howard Dorothy Bryant Mary Brown 27 28 Res Bryant Joseph Brown 28 29 Baby Thornton Bradley D. Fulton T.E. Bryant Robert E. Brown Martha Dale 29 30 Dora Thornton Belle Brown 30 31 Unknown James Thornton 31 32 Unknown Catharine Ellis 32 33 Unknown S.D. Thornton Una L. Kerlin Doss McClellan Mattie C. Ellis 33 34 Unknown Laura Thornton Res McClellan Baby Ellis 34 35 Unknown Ellie Burke Jennie I. Ellis 35 36 Unknown Mabel Greenshaw Inf.Boy Parrish Gussie Fox Stephen R. Ellis Charles R. Ellis 36 37 Unknown Ford Greenshaw Ida Parrish Velvet Bryant Nat Fox Warner Ellis 37 38 Unknown Jennie Fox Roxie Fox 38 39 Dennis Zachary Charley Fox J.D. Fox Aleene Ellis 39 40 Res Zachary G.D. Ellis 40 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
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