Grape Creek Cemetery
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Navarro County, Texas


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Grape Creek Cemetery

G. W. Eliot donated land at this site for a School, Methodist Church, parsonage and graveyard. Burials in the Cemetery began about 1881. The Doolen Duncan, Eliot, Humphries, Metcalf, Rakestraw, Smith, Stokes, Wimberly and other families lived in the area at that time. The School consolidated with Navarro in 1928 and the building was re-located. The Church Meeting House was destroyed by fire in 1975. The next year a steel tabernacle was erected. It serves as the location for the Annual Memorial Services of the Grape Creek Cemetery Association. (1980)

Location: from Corsicana, take I-45 about 8 miles to CR SE 1050, go 1.3 mi. east to SE 1020, go south about 1.1 mi. to cemetery

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