Mills Cemetery

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Mills Cemetery
Also known as:  Garland Cemetery

Mills Cemetery was established after Edward C. Mills lost his wife Elizabeth Collins Mills in 1854. She was buried on, what was once their farm. The area at that time was known as Peters Colony and wasn't incorporated as Garland until 1891. This land was donated by John Mills to be a cemetery. Bordered by Centerville Road and Commerce Streets with Mills Road running down its middle. Elizabeth's grave is the oldest in the cemetery. There are signs above 2 of the several entrances, one for "Mills Cemetery" and another for "Garland Cemetery", which creates confusion with the Garland Mills Pioneer Cemetery and the Garland Memorial Cemetery. Even the Google map has it misspelled as Miles Cemetery. This cemetery has many beautiful trees that are very old. Victims of the cities devastating 1927 tornado are also buried here.

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GPS Coordinates: 32.9081, -96.6011

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #3764