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The earliest burial in the New Salem Cemetery was Phillip Greenleaf Williams in 1848. Many of the early settlers in the immediate area are buried in the cemetery. The cemetery is located about 7 ½ miles north of Honey Grove off FM 100 and then about 1 ½ miles east on County Road 2800.
The first known burial in the Shiloh Cemetery is that of John Gwaltney, whose gravesite dates from the early 1860s. Tradition holds that John M. Gross deeded land for this community cemetery sometime before 1871. Today, Shiloh Cemetery is the final resting place for generations of area residents. The cemetery is located about 7 miles north of Honey Grove off FM 100 and then about 2 miles west on County Road 2730.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Fannin County Historic Commission to dedicate two Historic Texas Cemeteries
New Salem Cemetery and the Shiloh Cemetery both will have Historic Texas Cemetery Marker dedications on Sunday April 22, 2007. Descendants of those buried in the cemeteries will be recognized.