China Lake - Truscott, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 33° 44.700 W 099° 48.045
14S E 425831 N 3734170
Quick Description: One of several granite "signs of history" in Truscott Cemetery, the text on this monument gives a brief history of China Lake - near Truscott, Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2020 4:40:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM13H6E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
Just inside the entrance to Truscott Cemetery you will see a row of granite markers, each providing some history on the area. The leftmost of these describes China Lake, a long-vanished settlement that was about three miles southwest of the cemetery. The text of the marker is

CHINA LAKE

China lake is three miles to the southwest. Named for the China Berry trees, it was a campsite for early travelers, sheepherders, cattlemen, and settlers. The 1880 census showed George and Lucinda Truscott, China Lake. The 1886 Knox County Brand Book lists J A Moody, China Lake. Three China Lake graves with native stones read

Miss S E Jordan Born 1876
Rubie M Sheek Age 13 Months
Died April 27 1885
Lee A Sheek
Born June 11 1890 Died June 13 1891

The back of the marker lists the names of veterans interred here.
Group that erected the marker: Unknown

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Truscott Cemetery
Highway 6
Truscott, TX United States
79227


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