Historic cemeteries in
Shelby, Texas

Adams Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Asbury Chapel Cemetery Ashton Cemetery Bell Cemetery Bennett Chapel Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Biggars Cemetery Blair Cemetery Blount Cemetery Borders Cemetery Bounds-Estes Cemetery Bradley Springs Cemetery Brookland Cemetery Buena Vista Cemetery Campti Cemetery Cannon Cemetery Carroll Cemetery Cedar Yard Cemetery Center Ridge Cemetery Clever Creek Cemetery Corinth (old) Cemetery Corinth Cemetery Creech Cemetery Daugherty Cemetery Dixon Cemetery Duncan Cemetery East Hamilton Cemetery East Liberty Cemetery Eddins-Anderson Cemetery Eli Smith Cemetery Enterprise Cemetery Fairview Cemetery First United Methodist Church Cemetery Folsom Cemetery Fox Hound Cemetery - NOT HUMAN Frank Potts Cemetery Good Hope Cemetery Haley Bush Cemetery Hamilton Cemetery Hayden Cemetery Henrietta Pilgrim Rest Cemetery Hinton Cemetery Holly Springs Cemetery Hutto Cemetery Jackson Cemetery Joaquin Cemetery John Buckley Cemetery John May Cemetery Johnson-Henrietta Cemetery King Family Cemetery King Family (S Of Paxton) Cemetery King-Oates Cemetery Latham Cemetery Lone Cedar Cemetery Lone Oak Cemetery Lovell-Defee Cemetery Lucas Cemetery May Cemetery McClelland Cemetery McWilliams Cemetery Mount Gideon Cemetery Mt Herman Cemetery Mt Olive Cemetery Mt Pleasant (Jericho) Cemetery Mt Zion Cemetery Mull Cemetery Neuville Cemetery New Prospect Cemetery Newbern Cemetery Nicholson Cemetery Nueville Family Cemetery Oaklawn Cemetery Oates Cemetery Old Buckner Cemetery Old Home Cemetery Old Salem Cemetery Patroon Cemetery Permenter Cemetery Pine Ridge Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Powdmill Cemetery Price Cemetery Ramah Cemetery Rather Cemetery Restland Cemetery Sample Cemetery Sandhill Cemetery Sardis Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Sholar Cemetery Short Cemetery Sinclair Cemetery Smith Cemetery Smith Cemetery Spanns Chapel Cemetery Star Spring Cemetery Strong Cemetery Tatum Cemetery Tenaha City Cemetery Tennessee Community Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Timpson Missionary Cemetery Truitt Cemetery Tyer-Tyre Cemetery Tyler Cemetery Un-used Number Cemetery Union Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown (Brittain Creek) Cemetery Unknown (Browns Chapel) Cemetery Unknown (E Of Duncan Cem) Cemetery Unknown (Jordan Store) Cemetery Unknown (N Of Mt Herman) Cemetery Unknown (N Of Patroon) Cemetery Unknown (NW Of Bobo Cem) Cemetery Unknown (NW Of E Liberty) Cemetery Unknown (RR Ave E Of Timspon) Cemetery Unknown (S Of Ashton Cem) Cemetery Unknown (S Of Campti) Cemetery Unknown (S. Of South Bayou Blue) Cemetery Unknown (Sanders Creek) Cemetery Unknown (Shelbyville) Cemetery Unknown (Smith ?) Cemetery Unknown (Smith?) Cemetery Unknown (w Of Bethel Cem) Cemetery Unknown (W Of Timpson) Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave (W Of Westview Cem) Cemetery Unknown Graves (N Of Bell Cemetery) Waterman Cemetery Weaver Cemetery West Hamilton Cemetery Westview Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery White Rock Cemetery Wilkerson Cemetery Willow Grove Cemetery Wimberly Cemetery Woodlawn Cemetery
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Shelby County, Texas, located in the eastern part of the state, has a rich and diverse history. The region was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes, including the Caddo, Atakapa, and Hasinai. The first European explorers, including Spanish and French explorers, arrived in the area in the 18th century. However, it wasn't until the early 19th century that permanent settlement began.

In 1835, the Mexican government granted land in the area to Stephen F. Austin's colony, which attracted many settlers to Shelby County. The county was officially established in 1836 and named after Isaac Shelby, who was the first governor of Kentucky. The county's population grew steadily, and by the mid-19th century, it became a major center for agriculture, with cotton being the primary crop.

During the Civil War, Shelby County, like many other parts of Texas, sided with the Confederacy. It sent many men to fight in the Confederate army, and the local economy suffered from the effects of the war. However, the county rebounded after the war, and by the late 19th century, it experienced an economic boom with the discovery of oil and gas reserves.

In the 20th century, Shelby County continued to thrive, with the oil and gas industries playing a significant role in its economy. The county also witnessed significant social and political changes, with the Civil Rights Movement bringing about integration and equal rights for African Americans. Today, Shelby County remains an important agricultural and industrial center, with a mix of rural landscapes and urban developments.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Shelby County, Texas.

  • 1823 - Shelby County is established
  • 1836 - Shelby County plays a role in the Texas Revolution
  • 1845 - Texas is admitted to the United States, including Shelby County
  • 1859 - The Texas State Legislature establishes Center as the county seat of Shelby County
  • 1861-1865 - Shelby County is deeply affected by the American Civil War
  • 1905 - The discovery of oil leads to economic growth in Shelby County
  • 1940s-1950s - Shelby County experiences a decline in population due to rural-to-urban migration
  • 1976 - Shelby County celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary
  • 2000s - Shelby County continues to be home to a diverse and vibrant community