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Mount Calm Cemetery
Limestone County, Texas

Lat: 31 44' 00"N, Lon: 96 52' 27"W

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Dec 29, 2002 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 1,157.

From Mount Calm on Highway 31, go south on FM 339. Turn west/right on 1st Street. Go about .5 mile and turn left/south on HCR 3278 (Nickles Ave). Go about a mile to LCR 102 turning right/west. The cemetery is about .2 mile on the left and is easily seen from the road.

Mount Calm Cemetery is the only surviving vestige of the original community which moved about a mile north into Hill County when the railroad was built in 1881. James Samuel Kimmel donated land for the original portion of the cemetery in 1870.

The first burial was Mrs. Jane Rice on Apr 26, 1870. The second burial was her son, Jonathan, who died in 1877. Additional donations of land were given by George Shaffer, Will Good, and H. E. Blake. A state charter has been established and a historical marker erected.

J. J. Elliott, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, is buried in the Mount Calm Cemetery as are 19 veterans of the Civil War and 11 veterans of World War I.

These records were compiled by Bruce and Linda Jordan by reading all of the existing tombstones. This transcription represents all the people in this cemetery with a marker, as of December 2002.

- Bruce Jordan

 

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