The information on this site is taken from the book"Old Plum Grove Cemetery". Old Plum Grove Cemetery is located in Fayette County, east of West Point, Texas. West Point is a small community about l0 miles west of La Grange on Hwy. 7l (going toward Austin). Old Plum Grove is a miles or so east of West Point and the Woods Prairie (sometimes called Woods Fort Cemetery) is about 2-3 miles west of West Point. Old Plum Grove is historic because it is the location of the first Baptist Church chartered west of the Colorado.That first church was called Hopewell Baptist Church. Plum Grove Baptist Church was established in 1839 on land owned by John Criswell Sr. The Criswell Cemetery is located at the same location. It was established by John Criswell Sr. when his wife died between July 1835 and February 1836.
Index of names for Old Plum Grove CemeteryClick on the name to see the dates and any inscription that is on the grave. A few have some genealogical information included.
These pages give you the full view of the cemetery. Page 1--1 thru 88
Page 2--89 thru 165
Page 3--166 thru 225
Map with locations of the early residents of the area.
1830 Map of AreaGeneral Placement of the graves in the cemetery.
Plot Map of the Old Plum Grove Cemetery
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Sources: Old Plum Grove Cemetery 1839 By Norman C. Krischke original 1970 revised 1996. References: 1.Sue Diggle "Criswell Sketch" 1965 2.Wayand & Wade, "An Early History of Fayette County" 1936 3.Julia Lee Sinks, "Chronicles of Fayette" 1975 4.Lula nee Simpson Thornton, La Grange, Texas 5.T.H. Johnson, Plum, Texas 6.Deed Records Fayette County Texas 7.Marriage Records Fayette County 8.Death Records Fayette County 9.Fayette County Record, La Grange Texas. 10.La Grange Journal, La Grange Texas 11.Record of Cattle Brands, Fayette County Texas 12.F. Lotto "Fayette County, Her History and Her People" 1902 13.Charleen Thornton Wilson, La Grange Texas 14.Gladys Daniels Flournoy, La Grange Texas 15.La Grange High School Students, "Fayette County, Past and Present" 1976 16.Probate Records, Fayette County Texas 17.Personal observations or theory of the author.