Prairie Grove Cemetery INDEX

(Aleo Cemetery)

The Prairie Grove Cemetery  was founded at a time when the little community of Aleo existed south of Farmersville. So many people referred to it as the Aleo Cemetery that the name stuck -- except in the history books, which state correctly that it is the Prairie Grove Cemetery.
 

Nevada , Collin Co. Cemeteries of TX

Photos and Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall

January 2009

DIRECTIONS:
Take US380 to Farmersville. About 1 mile past the Dairy Queen, turn south onto FM547. About 4 miles, turn west onto CR643. The cemetery is about 1 miles further on the north side of CR643. A one-lane dirt road leads into and divides the cemetery into two sections East & West.

   EAST SECTION          WEST SECTION

Historical Marker

The Prairie Grove Cemetery served residents of the Aleo Community from the late 1800s until the middle of the 20th century. The burial ground has ties to the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, which set aside land to be used for burials. The oldest known grave in the cemetery dates to 1895. World War II hero Audie Murphy lived in the area for a time, and his mother and grandparents are buried here. Victims of the 1927 tornado that came through nearby Nevada are also interred here. A vestige of rural settlement of the 19th century, the cemetery serves as a reminder of the pioneer community of Aleo. - - - Historic Texas Cemetery 2005

NAME

SECTION

 

NAME

SECTION

FHM

East

  Kemper, Abbie

East

A.V.W.

West

  Killian, J.D.

East

Adams, Jessie

East

  Killian, John J.

East

Aday, Jessie Perkins

East

  Killian, Sarah E.

East

Brasher, Tully Estella

West

  Knight, Henrie L.

East

Butts, Leslie C.

East

  L.E.S.

West

Butts, Robert M.

East

  Longley, Charles V.

East

Cannon, Maggie E.

West

  Longley, Edmund

East

Cantrell, John

East

  Longley, Lucie D.

East

Cantrell, Mary E.

East

  Longley, Margaret E.

East

Chapin, Foster L.

West

  Lytle, Lillie May

East

E.M.W.

West

  M.L.C.

West

E.R.

East

  M.L.M.

West

Fenced plot rock marker

West

  McKinney, Earnest Willie

East

Gilder, Van

East

  McKinney, Minnie Bell

East

Gill, Mary J.

East

  McLeod, Brock

East

Gill, William T.

East

  McMinn, R.P.

East

Graves, Ola May

East

  Metal FHM

East

Hall, Alma V.

East

  Mincy, Alton B.

East

Hall, Annie L.

East

  Morris, Melissa J.

East

Hall, Minnie B.

East

  Morris, P.T.

East

Hall, Mrs. M.E.

West

  Murphy, Josie Bell Killian

East

Hall, Warren M.

East

  N.W.C.

West

Ham---, Roy

East

  Patterson, J.B.

East

Harper, Iren

East

  Poynter, Aaron T.

East

Henslee, Earnest Gilbert

East

  Poynter, Susan S.

East

Henslee, Willard Hamilton

East

  Ratcliff, ------

East

Hintchey, William C.

East

  Ratcliff, William A.

East

Hobbs, Leslie L.

East

  Rock Marker

East

Hobbs, S.C.

East

  Rusty FHM

East

Hollowell, Vandelia

East

  Sirkel, Other Lemuel

East

Hutchins, Mattie

East

  Stephenson, Bennie

West

Jeffords, Benjamin K.

East

  Thomas, Mollie Mae

East

Jeffords, Orpha L.

East

  Wairaven

West