Green Hill Cemetery
Murray County, Oklahoma
Lat: 34° 29' 53"N, Lon: 97° 07' 46"W
Contributed by Dennis Muncrief, Jan 23, 2002, last edited Mar 27, 2005
records = 3,900.
Davis, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory was established in 1886 when
the Santa Fe Railroad build a line from Gainesville, TX to Oklahoma
City. There was a siding and depot built at that time and a store owner
by the name of Sam Davis was hired to be the first depot agent.
The land surrounding the depot was owned by a Chickasaw Indian named
Nelson Chigley. Chigley had the railroad survey off a town in the middle
of his ranch around the new siding and depot. This was a cattle and
cotton shipping center and a receiving point for much new mercantile
products for the area. In 1890 a post office was established and the
name was chosen as Davis in honor of Sam Davis the first Depot agent
and the first merchant of the new town.
Green Hill Cemetery is owned, maintained and supervised by the city
of Davis. The cemetery is well kept by a full time cemetery maintenance
crew and has a full time sexton. The cemetery is current in use and
has many new burials each month.
The city has no plans to change locations of the cemetery. The cemetery
has been in use by the city for well over 100 years. There is evidence
that it was a burial ground for the early Indian inhabitants before
the white man ever sat foot in the area.
An asterisk * has been placed following an entry which the information
came from a family member and there is no marker. Two asterisks ** have
been placed after a family who was killed by a tornado in 1916. They
also have no individual headstones, there is one common grave with a
Registry is complete through 2000, with occasional additions.
- Dennis Muncrief
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