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Jay Bird-Union School, Church, and Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
N 32° 56.576 W 097° 36.776
14S E 629662 N 3645814
Quick Description: A marker covering a wide history of the area.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2010 9:13:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Z0A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 6

Marker Number: 2743

Marker Text:
This well-traveled route, known locally as Jay Bird Lane, dates from the early 1860s. In 1883 land-owners donated three acres to preserve the nearby Jay Bird camp meeting grounds. Residents soon built a frame building, officially serving the Union Grove School Community. The Jay Bird Freewill Baptist Church also met here, and a cemetery was established, with the earliest marked grave dating to 1884. The school closed in 1919 and the building was destroyed by a 1940's tornado. A 1945 structure was replaced in 1974 by the Cemetery Association, hosting a meeting each first Sunday in June. Texas Sesquincentennial 1836-1986.

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