Fannin County, Texas

Indian Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery

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The oldest readable gravestone in this burial ground bears the date 1870, for years before the founding of the Indian Creek Baptist Church.  Worship services were first held in a schoolhouse 1/4 mile south of this site.  Dock Holcomb donated this property adjacent to the cemetery, and a church building was completed in 1882 using lumber hauled by wagon from Jefferson.  For over a century the burial ground was under the direct care of the congregation.  An annual cemetery decoration day was begun in 1900.

Location:  6.4 miles west of Leonard on SH 78.

The church building shown below is no longer an operating church.  More information on the Indian Creek Cemetery is on the Fannin County GenWeb site.