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The North Elm Cemetery
is located in Milam County within the heart of central Texas,
7 miles northwest of Cameron and 30 miles south of Waco. The Cemetery
is situated on County Road 145, one mile south of Farm to Market
Road 485. In the past, across County Road 145, there stood the
North Elm Church, a parsonage for its minister and a three room
school house, the North Elm School. Only the cemetery remains
as a link to the past and the history of this cemetery reaches
out to descendants in the immediate area, the state of Texas and
across the United States.
Early pioneers of
the North Elm community believed the John George Lagrone family
donated the first land for the Cemetery around the time of Mr.
Lagrones death, June 5, 1870. His was the first grave in
the Cemetery. Early county records do not reflect any land deeded
to the Cemetery until December 5, 1883, when B. I. Arnold deeded
6 acres from the Jose Antonio DePena League. In 1886, W. J. Valentine
deeded 7 acres from the Francisco Antonio De Los Rios Survey and
in 1912, J. C. Mayfield deeded 7/10 of an acre.
On March 24, 2000,
the Texas Historical Commission considered the evidence of existence
and historic use of the North Elm Cemetery and has listed the
cemetery as a Historic Texas Cemetery, worthy of preservation.
A medallion and marker were placed within the Cemetery grounds
in the Fall 2001.
View the Historic
Texas Cemetery Marker.