Kilgore Danville Cemetery
This page is a part of the Gregg County, TXGenWeb project and all of the information here is
FREE  for you to use. If you are being charged to view/use any of this  information, please contact Elaine & Etta

By: Jo Lee Hammer

KILGORE - The Kilgore City Commission voted Tuesday afternoon to provide for Kilgore residents' future needs by purchasing a 23 acre cemetery.

The commissioners unanimously decided to buy the Danville Cemetery, which has 5,660 available plots, for $300,000 from Mitchel Cemetery Inc. Also, the proceeds from the sale of almost 20 acres of land adjacent to Kilgore Memorial Gardens Cemetery will go to Mitchell Cemetery.

"I think it's a great acquisition for this city," said Kilgore Mayor Bill Wilson.

Wilson said the city already owns two cemeteries, one of which has no available plots. The purchase of Danville Cemetery will ensure cemetery space for Kilgore residents for years to come.

The purchase comes with one stipulation, however, from the Danville Cemetery Association, which had previously signed an agreement with Mitchell Cemetery regarding the Old Danville Cemetery. The Old Danville Cemetery is on 8 acres inside the 23 acres bought by the city.

"The descendants of the ones already buried there are the only ones that can be buried there," said Talmadge Mercer, president of the Danville Cemetery Association, who said the cemetery dates back to the early 1800's.

The money to purchase the cemetery will come from the city's perpetual care fund, which is restricted for use on the cemeteries, according to Wilson.

HOME            CEMETERIES   

Copyright © 2007 - present by TXGenWeb
(Please read our copyright page for a better understanding of our copyright needs.)

Materials on this site are provided for the free use of persons who are researching their family history. Data may be freely used by non-commercial and/or completely free entities,  as long as this message remains on all copied material. Any commercial use, without the prior consent of the host/author of the materials provided on this site, is prohibited. The electronic pages on this site may not be reproduced in any format for profit.

Notice to Webmasters: You may not copy and paste the information on any of the pages of  this site onto another web page without first obtaining explicit permission to do so and without including the copyright notice.