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Cross Cut Cemetery
Brown County,
Texas

Cross Cut Cemetery
Texas Historical Markers
Brownwood vicinity, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 1' 23.26743999984", -99° 7' 52.68468"

Texas State Historical Marker
Settlement began in this area of Brown County after the Civil War when several families from southern states moved here. They formed a community, initially known as Cross Out. It became Cross Cut in 1897 when an error was made on a post office application. Caroline Pentecost Elsberry was the first person buried in this community cemetery in July 1879. The two-acre plot of land dedicated as a graveyard is believed to have been donated by Mark and Sarah Pentecost. Oil was discovered in 1923 in the Cross Cut sand formation. The small town quickly swelled to accommodate the increase in population and several new businesses were added. By 1940 the population of the town was exceeded by the number of burials in the cemetery. In 1954 the Cross Cut School consolidated with Cross Plains Schools, and the town declined thereafter. Only a few buildings and the cemetery remain. Among those buried here are early settlers and their descendants, and veterans of conflicts from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. A cemetery association was formed in 1976, and a perpetual care trust was established. The site continues to serve the area. (1997)

Photo Courtesy of Cliff Rogers

Contributed on 4/3/15

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Record #: 61781

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Submitted: 4/3/15 • Approved: 5/20/19 • Last Updated: 11/4/19 • R61781-G0-S3

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