Plano Cemetery

Douglass Community,

Collin Co Cemeteries of Texas

Photos by Gary Webb

Douglass community is  the oldest part of town. There is no entrance sign or gate even  though there is a fence around most of it.

Planoh.jpg (40315 bytes)   Historical Marker

Plano Cemetery
This graveyard was part of the Peters Colony Land Grant of Joseph Klepper (d. 1864). He immigrated to Collin County from Illinois about 1845. The burial site contains graves of five Peters Colonists, their families, and other early setters. Through the years many prominent Plano citizens both white and black were interred here. Later it served as the only black burial ground for the community. The cemetery has a strong association with the First Methodist Church. It was adjacent to the graveyard for several years on property deeded by Klepper. (1980)

Barron Sarah E. Feb 05 1844 Nov 28 1881 w/o W. M. Barron
Davis J.V., Sr Aug 11 1912 Feb 17 1974 -

A pauper section is located just outside the fence. Here are  two general shots outside the fence.