Postal Code: 79252
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Big Valley Cemetery is approximately 2 miles from the ghost town of Medicine Mound, TX. It is also referred to as Medicine Mound Cemetery.
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.
It is maintained by the Big Valley Cemetery Association. Annual membership meetings are held on the second Saturday of May 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 IRS as a 501 (c) (3) public charity.
Board of Trustees:
President – Emily Wall Stone 940.255.0977
Vice President – Mike Evans 661.201.7979
Secretary/Treasurer – Jeanene Stermer 940.839.4451 – primary contact
Mailing address: 1383 FMR 3295, Quanah TX 79252
The Big Valley Cemetery 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 McClure, 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.
The 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 5/2014 by J. Stermer)