Howard County Cemeteries   

Name of Cemetery Location/Misc. Links to Burials
Auto   Take North Highway 87 turn west on West County Road 40, go two miles and turn right on North County Road 17. The cemetery is about a mile down the road on the left. There are only three graves aka Phillips Cemetery

Bethel

Luther  

Coahoma

Located south of the town of Coahoma on Midway Rd.

Partial Survey on this Site

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Gilstrap Family Private  
Luther Baptist See Bethel Cemetery

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Moore Community All graves completely obscured by blow sand and mesquite trees. Located 5 miles north of Big Spring, off Hwy. 87.  To get to the cemetery go west 1 mile past the cotton gins.  

Mount Olive

432-264-2385  The Masonic Lodge (1884) and the Independent Order of Oddfellows (1897) created the cemetery north of Big Spring. Located .2 of a mile off I-20 on the Snyder Highway, the cemetery covers 45 acres. Approx. 8850 people have been buried there (as of the last survey-1981).

1981Partial Survey on this Site

Link to Mt. Olive Cemetery Burials by City of Big Spring

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Phillips

See Auto Cemetery  

Salem

Located on N. Salem Road, 4 miles from the I-20 exit.  Samuel D. Buchanan gave two acres for the cemetery before 1910

1981 Survey on this Site

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State Hospital (Confidential)

Located on the grounds of Big Spring State Hospital (established in 1938), there are approx. 256 graves and 25 unmarked graves, as of the last survey (1981)  

Trinity Memorial Park

(432-267-8243) - Established in 1950, the cemetery is located 7 1/2 miles south of Big Spring on Highway 87, and covers 66 acres.  Approx. 3,000 graves as of the last survey (1981).  They now have approx. 7778 burials.

Partial survey online in the TXGenWeb Archives

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Vealmoor

Located 2 miles south of Vealmoor on FM 1584. Mrs. Mae Zant donated four acres in 1930

1981 Survey on this Site

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Vincent

Located 1 mile west, then 1 mile north of the town of Vincent. Will W. Guffey bought the land and gave it for a cemetery. J.A. Shafer later gave more land

1981 Survey on this Site

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The new brochure Rescuing a Historic Cemetery from the Texas Historical Commission is now available online and provides tips on how to start researching cemetery records and conduct cemetery surveys. The brochure also gives information about the RIP Guardian program for neglected historic cemeteries and how to get additional assistance for your project.
To download the publication, visit www.thc.state.tx.us, select "Preserve," then "Cemetery Preservation" and scroll down to the bottom for the link to the PDF.


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