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Journeys End Cemetery
612 Floyd St
Burkburnett
Wichita County
Texas  USA

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During the 1930s, Burkburnett's African American citizens sought to establish a cemetery because segregation prohibited them from using Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery. The Colored Citizen's league of Burkburnett formed in September 1933, with Ben Woolridge, Ed Broadnax, Bob Broadnax, Joe Sanders and Leonard Freeman named as trustees. The trustees negotiated with local philanthropist J. G. Hardin for the purchase of a plot measuring 210 feet by 210 feet, for the price of $100.00. The burial ground has seen continued usage since that time and contains graves of veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Officially named Journey's End Cemetery in 2000, today the site remains as a symbol of Burkburnett's African American Community.

This cemetery is a simple grassy field surrounded by a fence as seen in the photo. There is no evidence of any markers or stones whatsoever other than the Texas State Historical Marker adjacent to the entrance.
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