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Taken 9-Dec-17
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Category:Travel and Places
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Keywords:Coryell County Historical Markers, Osage Cemetery
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size4.21 MB
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Date taken9-Dec-17 11:49
Date modified9-Dec-17 11:49
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length50 mm
Focal length (35mm)75 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/160 at f/13
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ISO speedISO 200
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Osage Cemetery

Osage Cemetery

Coryell County, Texas
31 31.027' N 97 34.342' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of CR-265 and CR-246. Go 150 yards south on CR-246. The cemetery is on the left (east) side of the road.

Historical Marker: Residents of the Osage community began using this site as a burial place about the mid-1870s, soon after area settlement began. Though the presence of unmarked burials indicates possible earlier usage, the first marked burial, that of R. P. Doherty, dates to 1874. Although used by the community, the graveyard was privately owned by real estate surveyor and investor Luther Kimbell and his sister Josephine Kimbell during its early years, and was not legally designated a cemetery until 1885. That year, Josephine Kimbell had a cemetery platted around the existing graves and began commercial operation of the cemetery. In 1892, Luther Kimbell assumed responsibility for the graveyard, which he operated for the rest of his life. The Osage Cemetery contains over 800 marked and unmarked graves, including those of Osage's earliest settlers and veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II,and th Koren War. It has been maintained by the Osage Cemetery Association since 1970. The only cemetery to have served this community, the historic burial ground is a tangible reminder of the area's pioneer heritage.