Grayson County TXGenWeb

Howe, Texas


The cemetery is located on land originally owned by Anderson White.  The first burial was of Sarah White Haning, wife of Aaron Haning and daughter of Anderson White, on January 6, 1857.  One week later on January 13, 1857 Rachel Pierce Haning was buried.

Anderson White sold his land in June 1857 but reserved two acres surrounding the burial sites.  He deeded the two acres to trustees for a public cemetery.

Hall Cemetery was named in honor of Benjamin F. Hall. Mr. Hall as a pioneer minister of the Disciples of Christ, a doctor, a dentist and a lawyer.  Benjamin F. Hall owend the White land from 1857 until 1872.  He founded several churches in the region.

Among those buried here are:
  • Early Settlers of Grayson County
  • Veterans of the Army of the Confederate States
  • Victims of the Great Sherman Tornado on May 15, 1896

Additional land donations by J. D. Barnett and Lee Bivins increased the cemetery to its current size by 1918.

Established: June 1857
First Burial:  January 6, 1857
Second Burial: January 13, 1857
33.4958   96.655
Hall Cemetery Road

Hwy 75 - take exit 53 to Spur 381
Travel south on the west side of Hwy 75
Turn right at first road
Travel approximately 2 miles
Cemetery is on right side of road

Cemetery Index

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