Millwood Cemetery

Collin County, Texas

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site Location: 4.25 miles south and east of Lavon on FM 2755, then about 1/2 mile south and west on CR 535 to Cemetery Marker : Named for a lumber mill established nearby about 1846, Millwood contained a post office, several businesses, and l umber, grist, and flour mills by the early 1850s. Although Willie O. Hunt's burial in 1864 is the first recorded here, local tradition claims this cemetery began in 1854 with the death of Nancy Bulloch, wife of James W. Bulloch, hero of the Battle of Nacogdoches. Early accounts refer to it as Nancy Bulloch Cemetery. The town prospered until the early 1900s. Millwood Cemetery, maintained by a local association, is all that remains of the former town of Millwood. (1994)