This plaque is located at the Poe Prairie Cemetery near the intersection of Poe Prairie Road and Poe Prairie Lane off of FM 113 (exit to Millsap off of Interstate 20)
The Poe Prairie Community, made up largely of farm families, was named for early settler James William Poe (1853-1934), a Baptist Minister who had moved here with his family in the mid-1870s. A cemetery was begun in 1879 with the death of one-year-old Johnie McCasland. Land for a cemetery, school, and church was later given to the community by the McCasland family. The school, begun in the mid-1880s, was merged with the Millsap School district in 1928. The cemetery stands as a physical reminder of the Poe Prairie Community.