Historic cemeteries in
Fannin, Texas

Allen Cemetery Allen's Point Cemetery Allen-Morgan Cemetery Allens Chapel Cemetery Arledge Ridge Cemetery Bailey Cemetery Bain Cemetery Baker Cemetery Barnes Cemetery Bartley Cemetery Beasley Vault Cemetery Belmont Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Bettes Cemetery Bigbee Cemetery Biggerstaff Cemetery Bigsby Cemetery Blair Cemetery Blanton Cemetery Bledsoe Cemetery Bourland Cemetery Boze Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Bradley Cemetery Bralley Pool Cemetery Bridges Cemetery Brown Cemetery Broyles Cemetery Buchanan Cemetey Cemetery Burnett Cemetery Burns Cemetery Carlisle-Wolfe Cemetery Carr Cemetery Carson Cemetery #1 Carson-Gum Springs Cemetery Cedar Hill Cemetery Center Grove Cemetery Center Point Cemetery Cobb-Vannoy Cemetery Cole Cemetery Coontown Cemetery County Home Cemetery Cravens Family Cemetery Crittenden Cemetery Cross Family Cemetery Culpepper Cemetery Darnell Cemetery Daugherty Cemetery Delba Cemetery Dial Cemetery Dodd City Cemetery Dulaney Cemetery Duplex Cemetery East Shady Grove Cemetery Elwood Cemetery Eminence Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fairview Church Of Christ Cemetery Fannin Memorial Gardens Cemetery Forest Grove Cemetery Fuller Cemetery Gates Hill Cemetery Gaunt Cemetery Gober Cemetery Gober Perpetual Care Cemetery Greenlee Family Cemetery Grogan Cemetery Grove Hill Cemetery Hampton Cemetery Hanks Cemetery Harper Cemetery Harvey Cemetery Haynes Cemetery Henslee Family Cemetery Higgenbottom Family Cemetery Hilger Cemetery Hill Cemetery #1 Hill Cemetery #2 Holder Cemetery Honey Grove Cemetery Hood Cemetery Hood Family Cemetery Hudsonville Cemetery Hughes Grave Cemetery Humble Family Cemetery Indian Creek Cemetery Indian Creek Cemetery Inglish Cemetery IOOF Cemetery #1 IOOF Cemetery #2 Jackson Cemetery Jewish Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Johnson-Kitchings Cemetery Johnston Cemetery Jones Cemetery #1 Jones Cemetery #2 Kelly Cemetery King Cemetery Lamasco Cemetery Lee Family Cemetery Leonard Cemetery Lindsey-Randolph Cemetery Little Jordan Cemetery Long Cemetery Long-Williams Cemetery Lyday Cemetery Marvin Methodist Cemetery McCraws Cemetery McFarland Cemetery McNeely Cemetery Merrill Family Cemetery Miller Cemetery Monkstown Cemetery Moore Cemetery Moore's Chapel Cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery #1 Mt. Zion Cemetery #2 Mulberry Cemetery Mulberry Cemetery Narvoo Cemetery Nelms Grave Cemetery New Harmony Cemetery New Hope Cemetery New Salem Cemetery Oak Hill Cemetery #1 Oak Hill Cemetery #2 Oak Ridge Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Old Brawley Cemetery Old Higgenbottom Cemetery Old Rehobeth Cemetery Old Tulip Cemetery Oliver-Spoonamore Cemetery Onstott-Stewart Cemetery Orphanage Cemetery Orr's Chapel Cemetery Owen’s Chapel Cemetery Pace Cemetery #1 Pace Cemetery #2 Page Cemetery Parker Grove Cemetery Pettigrew Family Cemetery Philadelphia Cemetery Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery Porter's Chapel Cemetery Providence Cemetery Ragsdale Cemetery #1 Ragsdale Cemetery #2 Ragsdale-Richardson Cemetery Ravenna Cemetery Reeves Family Cemetery Rehobeth Cemetery Richardson Cemetery Rogers-Dover Cemetery Russell Family Cemetery Sacred Mound Cemetery Sandy Cemetery Sandy Creek Cemetery Sears Chapel Cemetery Shilo Cemetery Shiloh Cemetery Small Country Cemetery Smith Family Cemetery Smyrna Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery St. Marks Cemetery Stancel Cemetery Sunnyside Cemetery Telephone Cemetery Thomas Cemetery Timber Creek Cemetery Titus Grave Cemetery Trenton Cemetery Triplett Cemetery Umble Cemetery Union Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Upper Union Cemetery Valley Creek Cemetery Valley View Cemetery Vaughn Family Cemetery Vineyard Grove Cemetery Virginia Point Cemetery Wall Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery White Family #1 Cemetery White Family #2 Cemetery White Rock Cemetery Whiteshed Methodist Church Cemetery Whitewright City Cemetery Wilks Cemetery William Bell Cemetery Willow Grove Cemetery Willow Wild Cemetery Windom Cemetery Wood Family Cemetery Woodman Of The World Cemetery Woods Cemetery Wrenn Family Cemetery Wright Family Cemetery Young Family Cemetery
The discovery of oil in 1901 near Beaumont, Texas, sparked an oil boom that transformed the state's economy and led to the rise of the modern petroleum industry.
Fannin County, Texas is located in the northeastern part of the state and has a rich history dating back to the early 19th century. The county was established in 1837 and was named after James Fannin, a prominent figure in Texas's fight for independence from Mexico. The area was originally home to Native American tribes, including the Caddo and Choctaw, before European settlers began to venture into the region.

During the Texas Revolution in 1836, Fannin County played a significant role in the struggle for independence. The Battle of Village Creek took place in the county, where Texian troops clashed with Mexican forces. Although the Texians won the battle, the conflict ultimately led to the massacre of James Fannin and his men at Goliad. This event became a rallying cry for Texan independence and solidarity.

In the following years, Fannin County experienced rapid growth and development. The arrival of the railroad in the 1870s expanded trade and transportation, leading to increased prosperity. Agriculture became the backbone of the county's economy, with cotton, corn, and cattle production taking center stage. The discovery of oil in the early 20th century further contributed to the region's economic growth.

Throughout its history, Fannin County has faced challenges, including natural disasters such as devastating floods in the late 1800s and early 1900s. However, the resilient community has always managed to recover and rebuild. Today, Fannin County is a thriving area, known for its rich history, charming small towns, and agricultural heritage.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Fannin County, Texas.

  • 1836: Fannin County is established as a county of Texas.
  • 1837: The county's first courthouse is constructed in the town of Warren.
  • 1839: The county seat is moved to the town of Bois d'Arc.
  • 1843: The county seat is relocated again, this time to Bonham.
  • 1845: Texas becomes a state, and Fannin County is officially recognized as part of the state.
  • 1858: Construction of a new courthouse in Bonham is completed.
  • 1861-1865: Fannin County experiences the impact of the American Civil War.
  • 1872: The first railroad is completed in the county, boosting economic growth.
  • 1886: A devastating fire destroys much of downtown Bonham, resulting in a significant rebuilding effort.
  • 1896: The Texas State Normal College is established in Bonham, later renamed Texas A&M University-Commerce.
  • 1905: Construction of a new courthouse in Bonham is completed.
  • 1930s: Fannin County experiences an economic decline during the Great Depression.
  • 1940s-1950s: Fannin County sees growth and development due to World War II and the subsequent post-war economic boom.
  • 1994: The county's current courthouse, a historic and architectural landmark, is added to the National Register of Historic Places.