Place:White Rock Cemetery, Ross, McLennan, Texas, United States

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NameWhite Rock Cemetery
TypeCemetery
Coordinates31.7078°N 97.1322°W
Located inRoss, McLennan, Texas, United States     (1856 - )
Also located inMcLennan, Texas, United States    

History

Although local tradition claims the cemetery began with the burial of a drifter in 1855, the first recorded burial was that of Elizabeth A. Bennett in 1856. The cemetery served the communities of White Rock, West, Elm Mott, Gholson, Ross and Waco. The graveyard was enlarged in 1947 and in 1959, the White Rock Cemetery Association made arrangements for the cemetery's upkeep. Among the more than 1675 people buried here are many of the first settlers and their descendents and veterans of wars ranging from the Texas Revolution to the Vietnam War. This information was taken from the Texas State Historical Marker.

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