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POE PRAIRIE , TEXAS

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Parker County, Central Texas North

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Poe Prairie Cemetery gate, Texas
Poe Prairie Cemetery gate
Photo courtesy Sam Maddox, March 2006
Poe Prairie Cemetery, Texas
Poe Prairie Cemetery
Photo courtesy Sam Maddox, March 2006

Marker Title: Poe Prairie

Address: Poe Prairie Road of FM 113
City: Poe Prairie Road
County: Parker

Year Marker Erected: 1988
Designations: na

Marker Location: From Weatherford, take US 80/I-20, 13 miles west, take FM 113, 7 miles south to Poe Prairie Road, cemetery and marker are one block south of FM 113.
Poe Prairie historical marker, Texas
Poe Prairie historical marker
Photo courtesy Sam Maddox, March 2006

Marker Text:
The Poe Prairie community, made up largely of farm families, was named for early settler James William Poe (1853-1934), a Baptist minister who had moved here with his family in the mid-1870s. A cemetery was begun in 1879 with the death of one-year-old Johnie McCasland. Land for a cemetery, school, and church was later given to the community by the McCasland family. The school, begun in the mid-1880s, was merged with the Millsap School District in 1928. The cemetery stands as a physical reminder of the Poe Prairie Community. (1988)
- Gary E. McKee, THC Database Entry Coordinator

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