Hyde Cemetery

Bridgeport, Wise County, Texas

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator:  Brenda E. Wiggins

 

Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site

 

Location: 

From Bridgeport, take US 360 west about 8 miles, turn south onto Willow Point Jim Ned Road, about 2 miles to cemetery.

 

Marker:

J. E. Barnes purchased this site in 1885 from P. J. Hyde and his wife Mary E. Hyde. The earliest marked graves are those of Barnes' wife Dizania (b. 1861) and son Felix, both of whom died on December 4, 1879. Many early settlers of the abandoned Jim Ned community (two miles north) are also buried here. Named for an Indian chief, Jim Ned was a thriving settlement before 1900 and included a church, school, mercantile store, and post office. About 75 graves at this site are unmarked. Others are indicated only with rocks and fences.