- "In 1896, the Smith and Chapman families donated 4 acres here for a cemetery and church lot. A sanctuary for all faiths was built on the site the same year to serve the scattered ranches along the divide between the watersheds of the Colorado and north Concho Rivers."
- "First to be buried here was mrs. H. A. (Callie) Chapman (1870-97). The cemetery contains about 100 graves, including those of the earliest settlers of this area of Coke County and veterans of World Wars I and II and Korea."
- "The cemetery is still used by descendants of many pioneers." - Texas Historical Commission road sign
Walnut & Cemetery Rds