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Wylie Cemetery *HISTORIC TX CEMETERY MARKER

Wylie Cemetery
Collin County,
Texas

HISTORIC TEXAS CEMETERY
TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION
WYLIE CEMETERY
In 1889, the Wylie Cemetery Company purchased several town lots, totaling about five acres, from the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad and established Wylie Cemetery. According to local history, the daughter of an indigent family was the first burial before the cemetery was completed. The earliest marked grave is that of Wylie Cemetery Company president, William M. Housewright, who died in 1889 from pneumonia. Other Wylie Cemetery Company founders are buried here including Dr. John F. Butler, Frank L. McCarty and William Thomas Brown, as well as veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. The Wylie Cemetery Association maintains this historic cemetery.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2003
Marker is property of the State of Texas

Contributed on 2/19/15 by gasirek
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Submitted: 2/19/15 • Approved: 2/19/15 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R55958-G0-S3

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