Location: Off SH 14, on Memorial Dr,
Cemetery (Established in 1895)
In town founded after
the Houston & Texas Central Railroad bypassed older villages. An
early store was moved from Pisgah Ridge (5 M. W. by J. T. and Prudence
Anderson Patrick, who settled in Richland in 1870. They had three sons
Walter, Jim, and Arthur; and one daughter, Willie. Fist need for a
burial site arose in 1895 with death of Mrs. Willie Patrick Brown, wife
of Dr. A.M. Brown. An acre for burials was given by the estate of
William Marsh Rice, An investor in the H. & T. C., and owner of much
land on the line.
A few years later, two
adjacent acres were bought from the Rice heirs; still later, three more
acres were bought from Mmes. Eva Swink and a Jewel Weaver.
Early Trustees included
Horace Ballew. Br. A. M. Brown, Shelton Brown, T. B. Skipper, Henry
Swink, Fred and Clint and Dick Williams. Maintenance for years was done
in annual "All-Day Working." In 1935 Richland Cemetery
Association was formed with Mrs. Dora Anderson as president and Mrs.
Gordon Elkins as secretary-treasurer. Many improvements have since been
made by the Association.
In this cemetery are
veterans of the Civil War,
World War I, World War
II, and members of
many of the founding families of Navarro County. (1973)