Location: Muleshoe, Bailey County, Texas, USA
Surname/tag: Cemeteries, Bailey County Texas, Texas
Bailey County Cemetery, AKA: Hilltop Cemetery, Muleshoe Cemetery, Old Cemetery.
This free space page for the Bailey County Cemetery is part of WikiTree's Texas Cemeteries Project. The page has been created to document the life and times of the people who are interred there. The Texas Cemeteries Project is a sub-project of the larger U.S. Cemeteries Project. This cemetery is an active cemetery.
|Bailey County Cemetery
This page is a work in process. It will remain so until the cemetery have been photographed and profiles created for each person interred here. Since this is an active cemetery, this will continue into the foreseeable future.
If the reader would like to assist in documenting this cemetery, please contact Charlie Vines. Please contact me if you know a person interred in the cemetery who has an existing profile.
The Bailey County Cemetery is located at 1587-1579 Co Rd 1018, Muleshoe, TX 79347.
GPS COORDINATES: 34.286453, -102.766148
From Muleshoe, travel northwest on US70, US84 about 1.4 miles from the city marker. Turn right onto FM 2079. Travel north for about 1.9 miles and turn right (east) on to Co. Rd 1018. The cemetery will be on the right about 1/2 mile after turning on to the road.
When Mariah "Aunt Rye" Long died in 1918, Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land on this site for use as a public burial ground. Several others were buried in 1918, most of them victims of the influenza epidemic. The Bailey County Cemetery Association was formed that year. The cemetery served primarily the northern part of the county. The "Hill-Top" area of the cemetery was established in 1950 for the burial of indigents. Many early Bailey County settlers are interred in this cemetery, as are a number of war veterans. Neglect and vandalism spurred the defunct cemetery association to reorganize in 1996. The Baily County Cemetery remains a chronicle of the area's pioneer settlers and their descendants. (1999)