Pilgrim Cemetery Arch - Elkhart, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 35.536 W 095° 35.258
15R E 254470 N 3498149
Quick Description: The Pilgrim Cemetery is located about three miles south of Elkhart, TX off of FM 861, and their gateway arch stands on the north end of the cemetery, which dates to the time of the Republic of Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2021 5:01:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM14F0C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The arch stands behind and between the replica of the church's first building and the last one, which does not appear to be in use anymore. It's as good a gateway arch as any, made of steel and bearing the name "Pilgrim" and "Est 1833". That "1833" refers to the establishment of the Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church in Illinois by the Reverend Daniel Parker, who is buried here. The members of the church arrived here in late 1833, and built a log church in 1848. The first burial in the cemetery took place in 1843, and was that of Rachel (Parker) Bennett, the reverend's daughter who married Miles Bennett, a soldier in the Army of the Republic of Texas.
Type: Gateway

Subtype: Memorial

Location: Pilgrim Cemetery

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