Grayson County TXGenWeb
Blue Creek Cemetery,
Also known as:
Independence Springs Cemetery & 
the Ida Cemetery






MAP
Blue Creek was the location of a Freedmen's Town after the War Between the States.
Independence Springs was an 'everlasting spring' used much further in time back by wagon trains and travelers.
     The 'Colored' school was located at the spring which today is on Independence Road south of Hwy 82 East of Sherman. It is on a dead end road 'L' shaped on the south side of the Hwy 82, ends at the location of the Independence School house and spring. 

      The Blue Creek Settlement is often marked 'Boddie' on maps . Independence Springs CME church is located at 817 Boddie Rd, Sherman, TX . The cemetery is nearby and reported to be in bad shape. 

      Choctaw Creek is to the East and South of that area is the main creek that fed that part of Grayson county and often flooded, this was a big fishing creek.

This cemetery has many more unknown burials, the markers are long gone for all the people buried here from the 1860's ( and probably before that time)
Volunteer Needed to fully document this cemetery.
More Photographs needed - email me

Blue Creek Cemetery - List by Elaine Nall Bay with additional information & Some Photographs!

Blue Creek Cemetery - List by Paula , 2008


 

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