Highland Cemetery

Collin Co Cemeteries of Texas

Photos by Gary Webb

Historical Marker

Highland Cemetery
Melissa, Collin County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site

take Throckmorton Road exit off US75, then go 1 mile east
on CR 364 to cemetery, 2 miles north of Melissa

Marker :
The Highland community was established in the mid-1800s
as a stop on the stage route between Buckner (approximate 3 miles
west of the present site of McKinney) and Bonham. An early settler,
Charles H. Wysong, donated 3 acres of land for a community church,
school, and cemetery in 1858. The first marked grave, that of Robert Strother,
is dated 1861. Many north central Collin county pioneers and their descendants
are buried here. The graveyard is cared for by the Highland Cemetery Association,
organized more than one hundred years ago. (1985)

I am the president of Highland Cemetery Association and anyone may contact me regarding that cemetery any time.  The snail mail address is:  Diane Miller,  P O Box 126, Melissa, TX  75454.