FAIRY CEMETERY, FAIRY, HAMILTON COUNTY, TX
SHARED BY SHERRY
"First Called Gap For Its Geographic
Setting Between Two Hills. This Sparsely Settled Community Became
Known As Martin's Gap In The 1860's After A Man Named Jim Martin
Reportedly Was Killed By Indians While Traveling Through The Area.
When Local Citizens Applied For A United States Post Office In 1884, The
Name Fairy Was Chosen In Honor Of Fairy Fort Phelps (1865-1938). The
Petite Daughter Of Pioneer Settlers Battle And Sallie Fort. Fairy
And Her Father Taught Area Children In A School In Their Home For Many
Years, And The Fort Family Donated Land To Several Area Churches.
"Although The Earliest Known Burial Occurred About 1880, Deeds
Records Show That This Graveyard Was Not Officially Set Aside As A
Community Burial Ground Until 1890. Among Those Interred Here Are
Numerous Pioneer Settlers, Dozens Of Victims Of The 1918 Influenza
Epidemic, At Least One Texas Ranger, And Veterans Of The Civil War, World
War 1, World War 11 and The Korean War. Encompassing Three Sections, The
Cemetery Contains Many Distinctive Handmade Grave Stones And Other Types
Of Grave Markers. Maintained By A Local Association Of Descendants,
The Cemetery Is A Reflection Of The Area's Pioneer Heritage."
Transcription of the words provided by SHERRY
IN HAMILTON COUNTY