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Re: Pecos/Reeves: "Old Cemetery" Question
Posted by: Joseph (Jack) Mitchell (ID *****5729) Date: November 05, 2002 at 08:27:43
In Reply to: Pecos/Reeves: "Old Cemetery" Question by Harriet Lora of 63

Harriet, there may be a couple of answers to your question. Originally , there was a cemetery just North of the railroad depot where some earlier burials were made. One of the famous gunfighters (can't remember name) was buried there. I believe all these bodies have been exhumed and moved to a new location.
There is now the present Greenwood cemetery which is in use at this time. Just Northwest of this one (the corners adjoin) is what the locals call the Pioneer cemetery. I hate to be the purveyor of bad news, but that cemetery fell into a sad state of disrepair, and became overgrown with mesquite and salt grass. When they cleared it off, there was only a couple of tombstones left. Fortunately for me, one of them was my grandparents, Steven and Maria Davis. I put a new slab there a few years ago since the old one was broken.
Greenwood cemetery is located South of I-10. I can't remember the distances, but it has the only trees in that area. If you go out the Balmorhea highway, I believe there is a green highway sign saying "Cemetery". Turn right there and look for the trees. Good Luck.
Jack


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