Dunham-Wood Cemetery

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Dunham-Wood Cemetery

Also known as Dunham Family Cemetery

Location
Grimes County, Texas, USA
Memorials 17 added (82% photographed)

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To reach cemetery, turn off FM 2 going east onto County Road 323. Turn south and go .05 miles, on right you will see a state marker, (Site of the home of Jared Ellison Groce built in 1833) It was known as Groce's Retreat, follow low pasture road to cemetery.

From White Hall take FM 362 S approximately 2 miles to FM 2; then W on FM 2 approximately 1.3 miles to CR 323; then S on CR 323 approximately .05 miles.

Cattle has destroyed most of the stones. Only 6 graves can still be identified. Grimes County has a long history of racial division and Klan signs are eveident defacing some of the graves dating from the Confederacy period.

There is a 1960 recording of the cemetery in the Grimes County Library which indicates 18 graves in total.

The property was one of five plantations owned by Jared Ellison Groce and his sons. He had moved to this location from his first plantation in Texas (having owned two others in Georgia and "Fort Groce" in Alabama. Groce died in 1839.

The property was purchased by the Dunham family who lived in the home for a decade before it was again sold and moved to a location roughly three miles east.


GPS: N30.26581 W96.00180

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GPS Coordinates: 30.2658100, -96.0018000

  • Added: 18 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2136119