Brownwood vicinity, Brown County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordiantor: Dolores I. Bishop
provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site
Brownwood take US 183 15 miles north. Turn west onto FM 2273, continue 9 miles,
then go 1 mile south on FM 2559 to Fairview Cemetery.
Named for early
settler and cattle rancher S. R. Windham, this cemetery dates to 1879. The
earliest documented grave is that of J. M. McPeeters, who died on July 18, 1879.
Also buried here in that year was Martin Shelby Byrd, who operated a store and
post office and for whom the Byrds community was named. Others interred in the
Windham Cemetery include victims of the early 20th-century influenza epidemic
and veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. In existence for
over a century, the cemetery continues to serve area citizens. (1990)