Panola Co. Cemeteries of TX
BY LEILA B. LAGRONE
Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Panola Co. Coordinator
Location: In the Pulaski Community on FM 31, turn onto CR 319, on a Private road. There are only two markers
The first county seat of Panola County, Texas from 1846 to 1848 was Pulaski on Sabine River. Pulaski was a typical river ferry village, built on a bluff on the East bank of the Sabine River. It was the popular crossing on the Marshall-Shelbyville Road, before Panola County was established.
A cemetery developed near the town site, as was customary in these times. Old citizens remember that a good many graves were there but vandals must have visited the place many times. Only two markers remain.
Pulaski had a US Post Office from 1847 to 1867, and then it declined. Through the War between the States it was a busy port for barges of cargo on the River. Only a Texas Centennial Marker now identifies the place, with this inscription. "Sight of the town, Pulaski, first County Seat of Panola County, September 7, 1846- Sept3ember 12, 1848. Named in honor of Pulaski, Mississippi: early home of John Allison, first Chief Justice of Panola County. After the County Seat was moved to Carthage, Pulaski declined."
Updated Jan 2009 by Obits and Hawthorn Funeral Home Records. The numbers listed in the comment section are the page number of the year of death in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Books. Gloria B. Mayfield No New burials
These markers remaining in the cemetery are:
Small, Lewis June 27 1812 died March 16 1868
Jenkins, Mary I Daughter of J.E. & M.J. Jenkins, born July 9 1864 died August 4 1866