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Guthrie Cemetery, Guthrie, Texas

22 Feb

I have no information on the cemetery in Guthrie, Texas. Guthrie is one of those little towns with a big history and you can google Guthrie and it’s famous Four Sixes ranch for the many stories. It’s a survivor–this little town of about 2000.

But this post is about graveyard pictures, not about Guthrie. Lot’s of cowboys are buried here, the locals of the region. There are a variety of gravestones here. You will see some of the more modern ones in contrast to the ones of earlier times. Guthrie came to be in the 1880’s. I don’t know when the cemetery came to be but I suppose as soon as you get a couple of families, a post office, school, and a church, there must be a place to be buried.

The older headstones are indeed weathered and some cannot be read. I presume there is a database for this cemetery.

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Posted by on February 22, 2010 in Cemeteries, Photography, Texas

 

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6 responses to “Guthrie Cemetery, Guthrie, Texas

  1. asmalltowndad

    February 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I enjoy old cemeteries, the names and dates and the wonder of the person’s history that lays there.
    I’m going to visit Texas one of these days. My daughter is studying equestrian therapy and hopes to someday live there. Very cool pics!

     
  2. wildstorm

    February 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    You will enjoy Texas I am sure. And your daughter would be in horse heaven in North Central Texas where there are more horses per square mile than anywhere. That’s what they say anyway.

     
  3. Slamdunk

    February 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Interesting views. I like history and enjoy exploring the graveyards around here. The old cemetery by our house has lots of tall old trees; which is nice contrast to the scattered young trees in your photo.

     
  4. Anna Surface

    February 23, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Oh, it has been many, many years since I’ve been in Guthrie. Texas with so much history that goes way back as to the testament of the settlers and cowboys buried there. Neat graveyard and tombstones. Well preserved Tackitt gravestone.

    By the way, we have moved to our own website and have a new photoblog. 🙂

     
  5. wildstorm

    March 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks SL. Each cemetery has it’s own character. This cemetery is on top of a hill, not m any trees up there.

    Anna, I was happy to have discovered many gravestones in the condition of this one.

     
  6. Michele

    June 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Great photos of the town I grew up in. One correction: the town has FAR fewer than the 2000 residents you mentioned. It’s never had more than 260 and at the time the photo was taken there only a mere 160 residents. It is a survivor; thanks to the 6666’s.

     

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