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The Prairiedale Cemetery is located approximately 6½ miles northwest of Hillsboro, Texas, just off  Hwy 171 on HCR 4209.      [32.0842° N Lat, -097.1775° W Lon]
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Settled shortly after the Civil War, the community of Prairiedale eventually had a school and a church, both located adjacent to the cemetery.    About 1912, several schools in the area were consolidated into one at the nearby Mayfield community.  Then the Prairiedale church building was moved 1½ miles northwest to become the Mayfield Baptist Church.  Only the Prairiedale Cemetery remains as a reminder of this early Hill County community. 

 More than 85 graves have been identified within the fenced area of  Prairiedale Cemetery.  The majority of the burials occurred prior to 1912; the earliest noted thus far dating 1877.    Some family burial sites have ornate iron fences surrounding them, and many fine granite monuments can be found.   A small number of  Confederate Veterans and their widows have been noted.

 Most of the year, vines and underbrush conceal graves sites.   A great many monuments lie overturned and virtually all markers are in need of resetting and cleaning.   Although attempts may have been made over the years to clean or restore the cemetery, it has generally been neglected and now stands in poor condition.

 An effort is currently under way to honor the memory of those buried in this historic cemetery by restoring and preserving it.   This initiative includes identifying additional persons who may have been buried here;  locating survivors of decedents; clearing the grounds; repairing fences; and restoring grave markers;.   Your assistance in this undertaking would be most welcome.

 You are invited to request additional information about decedents listed below, and to lend your support to the cemetery’s restoration by contacting the Prairiedale Cemetery Association, Inc. through  pachyderm2@earthlink.net.                         (Revised 10/02/2002)

Prairie Dale Cemetery Receives “Historic Texas Cemetery” Designation (Click to see story)

Special Presentation Ceremony for New Confederate Grave Stones (Click to see story)  

 

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SURNAME OTHER NAMES Age BORN DIED
Acton Pearl 1 1/4/1898  1/12/1899
Belue Clifford 0 1/9/1909 10/22/1909
Berry Rosalea 1   10/10/1880
Bodiford Deronda 4 11/17/1904 12/18/1908
Bodiford Zelia A. 41 9/18/1857 8/23/1899
Booker Mrs. Phoebe King 77 4/1/1815 5/31/1892
Box Tobitha 69 9/9/1817 7/20/1887
Brady George 1 3/30/1894 8/26/1895
Brady Hattie A. 26 12/25/1857 1/9/1884
Brown Eugene 0   4/9/1878
Brown Ida J 16 4/5/1873 2/26/1890
Brown Joseph M 49 1/3/1838 3/16/1887
Brown Sarah A 62 5/22/1843 3/18/1906
Cannon E M 81 11/22/1818 3/2/1900
Cannon S E 36 9/12/1849 3/13/1886
Cannon Samuel 35 5/2/1843 12/25/1878
Carter Lushion L 0 1/18/1894 1/25/1894
Cavner Irene 0 1/11/1905 12/24/1905
Cavner Leslie Harrison 0 1/1898 4/4/1898
Cavner Lula E (Hilton) 18 6/10/1882 2/19/1901
Cavner Ola 22 3/17/1880 9/22/1902
Clinkscales Hezekiah Rice 83 3/30/1817 5/9/1900
Clinkscales Mary Ann (Norris) 86 1/27/1818 8/7/1904
Cope George Washington 68 7/16/1811 8/17/1879
Cox William M 1 8/26/1880 10/26/1881
Daniel Amanda 62 9/21/1848 8/13/1911
Daniel Benton Weldon 82 1815 1897
Daniel Benton Weldon, Jr 46 8/23/1865 1/19/1912
Daniel Eunica J 69 1827 1896
Daniel Jeptha 0 1881 1881
Davis Baby Willis 0 6/23/1905 8/11/1905
Davis Roena 9 11/21/1876 1/30/1886
Dyer Easter C 57 1/1/1827 10/16/1884
Dyer George W     5/30/1885
Dyer J W 80 10/4/1829 9/1/1910
Dyer Willie T      
Evans Harriet C 13 9/19/1864 5/29/1878
Findley Alice O 9 2/1/1872 5/8/1881
Frasier   0 2/5/1897 2/12/1897
Frasier Jennie 0 3/14/1888 9/27/1888
Frasier Mary "Molly" Catherine 40 3/5/1858 4/19/1898
Frasier William "Willie" Dee 0 4/7/1898 3/24/1899
Gannaway James Howell 28 2/10/1849 12/25/1877
Hamilton Lila 0 11/12/1902 12/24/1902
Harbert George O 12 4/26/1870 4/3/1883
Hardin James Emory 20 2/13/1882 7/26/1902
Hilton Genevieve 0 4/7/1914 2/3/1915
Hudson       9/22/1878
Hudson Larrah E 0 2/7/1878 2/21/1878
Huffman Betty 45 12/19/1861 4/1907
Hunt Clara O 0 11/07/1884 7/27/1885
Ivey Cora L 3 9/11/1877 9/22/1880
Ivey Susan A E 37 12/28/1845 7/20/1883
Johnson H H 26 12/19/1857 9/18/1884
Johnson R S 34 1848 1882
Johnson S L     1875
Kingcaid William F 0 10/5/1884 10/12/1884
Kirkpatrick Addie 1 9/19/1901 7/12/1903
Lawson Nellie 2   10/24/1909
Lewis Johnnie Creed 0 3/13/1894 3/19/1894
Mahurin   0 2/14/1895 2/14/1895
Mahurin Nettie Polk 31 11/3/1863 2/18/1895
Matthews David R 55 2/22/1842 7/30/1897
Matthews Fannie 1 7/21/1888 11/23/1889
Matthews Robert 0 11/9/1879 2/5/1880
Morgan   3   11/26/1893
Morgan Martha Francis 53 4/2/1856 2/2/1910
Payne Florence L 27 5/5/1879 10/12/1906
Payne Gladys J 1 8/3/1905 8/29/1906
Peters Mary E     6/14/1854
Putnam Hobson 0 1898 1898
Putnam Owen Martin 32 4/23/1872 12/12/1904
Putnam R L 30 4/9/1867 1/17/1898
Putnam Sally (Cavner) 26 12/23/1877 11/13/1904
Raulston Billie Ray 17   10/1936
Rawles Ada Rebecca 7 10/4/1880 3/3/1888
Rawls Jabez Merrel 12 9/15/1875 3/5/1888
Rawls Meda      
Southward James Edward 67 2/28/1842 2/21/1910
Southward John Arthur 0 10/22/1885 12/15/1885
Southward Sallie Lou 1 9/26/1877 2/08/1879
Southward William Fowler 30 1/10/1882 9/15/1912
Stanford Elizabeth J 65 12/15/1840 10/13/1905
Webb Tollaver D 0 11/28/1881 3/1/1882
Williams James M 37 7/24/1846 1/17/1884
Wooldridge John B 70 9/16/1816 8/17/1887