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Ochiltree Cemetery
Ochiltree County,
Texas

In 1902, Jim McLarty and J. V. Stump fenced off 90 acres for a cemetery in the town of Ochiltree. Soon afterwards, Jim was thrown from his horse and killed, and at age 21 became the first person buried in the cemetery. In 1927 the county acquired the deed from Mr. J. M. Blasingame; in 1930 a cemetery association was formed. During the Depression of the 1930s an entry gate was built with help from the Works Progress Administration. Veterans of the Civil and Spanish American wars, as well as World Wars I and II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, are among the citizens buried here.

*Photograph courtesy of:
Betty Kesler Haggerty

Contributed on 12/5/19 by ashaw444
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Submitted: 12/5/19 • Approved: 12/5/19 • Last Updated: 12/8/19 • R239595-G0-S3

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