Claude Cemetery

Claude, Armstrong County, Cemeteries of Texas

Photos by Jeanette Coaly

Historical Marker: Claude Cemetery (Established 1890). Dan Cavanagh settled here in 1885 and bought this land in 1888. In 1890 he gave a grave site for railroad worker Neal DeBerry. Settler C. C. Bates was buried in 1890, and early burials from the Fort Worth & Denver Railroad right-of-way were later moved here. James and Harriet Grimes deeded the cemetery land to the public in 1905. A cemetery association was organized in 1912, and perpetual care began in 1936 with a $10,000 gift from Jim Hill. Also interred here are veterans of the Civil War, The Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam.