Postal Code: 79252
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Although the name is Big Valley Cemetery, it is 2 miles from the ghost town of Medicine Mound and is known at that location as Big Valley never had a "town".
Big Valley Cemetery, aka Medicine Mound Cemetery
Medicine Mound, Texas 79252
The Cemetery is located approximately 7 ½ miles south of Chillicothe TX, off FMR 91 South at intersection of Big Valley and Meharg Roads. A sign is provided on FMR 91 South.
The cemetery is maintained by the Big Valley Cemetery Association. Annual membership meetings are held on the second Saturday of May each year at the Downtown Medicine Mound Museum in Medicine Mound, TX. Meetings are open to all interested parties.
Big Valley Cemetery Association maintains the grounds from donations. We are recognized by I R S 501 (c) (3) public charity.
Board of Trustees:
President Emily Wall Stone 940.255.0977
Vice Pres Carleen Fowler 940.839.4431
Secy/Treas Jeanene Stermer* 940.839.4451
Mailing address: 1383 FMR 3295, Quanah, TX 79252
History: The Big Valley community was deeded land by J D and Tabbie Phillips on April 21, 1894. The land was to be used as a neighborhood graveyard with G F LeClure, J S Bailey and J E Easley as Trustees. On May 10, 1928, additional land was conveyed by the Mary Elizabeth Flynn Estate. Big Valley Cemetery Association was established in 1967.
This cemetery is primarily used by residents and families of the communities of Big Valley, Medicine Mound, Star Valley, and Farmers Valley.
All known graves have a memorial page on this site and photographs of markers are included.
(submitted 7/1/12 by J. Stermer)