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The Old Wink Cemetery
Wink, Texas

skull on cemetery ground
Animal skull seen "where the old wink cemetery was located. ..... This area had been under water for over 10 years"
Photo Courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp

The Old Wink Cemetery has a marker for the graves of 26 people who died during Wink's first three years (1926-1929). The exact locations of the individual graves are not known.

"Old Wink Cemetery is the burial site of 26 persons who died during the early days of the oil boom, 1926-1929. Shifting sands over the years have erased all vestige of the graves.

According to the old timers in Wink, the cemetery is located in the Monument Draw. Although it is dry now, during the 1950s - 60s it was flooded with oil field runoff water and the area was under water for over 10 years. Several of the Wink residents remember fishing and hunting here.

There are no current signs of the cemetery today. It is part of a local ranch.

The cemetery marker is inside the Wink Museum. Someone years back stole the marker. When it was recovered it was placed in the museum and has not been relocated out where the old cemetery is.
" - Charlene Beatty Beauchamp, May 2001

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