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BASCOM, TEXAS


Smith County, East Texas

32 19' 23" N, 95 13' 3" W (32.323056, -95.2175)

Junction of State Hwy 64 and FM 848
1 mile E of Tyler the county seat

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Bascom TX - Bascom United Methodist Church
Bascom United Methodist Church
12565 FM 848
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012
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Historical Marker: FM 848 2 miles S of Hwy 64

Bascom Cemetery

Bascom was settled in the mid-1840s and named for a Tennessee Methodist bishop by early settler Lazariah Smith. Burials took place just north of this site until 1857 when one acre west of the Tyler to Henderson Road (present-day FM 848) and two acres east of the road were set aside for cemetery purposes. Graves from the early site were reinterred in Bascom Cemetery. The first recorded burial was that of John Pinkerton in 1851. Included among the more than 2,000 interments are those of the area's earliest settlers and their descendants and at least one veteran of the War of 1812.
1994

Bascom  TX, Smith County - Bascom Cemetery Gate
Bascom Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012


Bascom  TX, Smith County - Bascom Cemetery  Historical Marker
Bascom Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012


Bascom  TX, Smith County - Bascom Cemetery  view
Bascom Cemetery Scene
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012


Bascom  TX, Smith County - Bascom Cemetery  scene
Bascom Cemetery graves
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012


Bascom  TX, Smith County - Bascom Cemetery  tombstones
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012


Bascom  TX, Smith County - Bascom Cemetery  tombstones
Tombstones
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, October 2012

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