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Rowlett Creek Cemetery - Plano, Texas

June 14, 2008
Mary Goodwin 1880 + Felix Goodwin 1872
Mary Goodwin 1880 + Felix Goodwin 1872
In 1836, Dr. Daniel Rowlett (1786-1848), a Kentuckian, came to Texas with his wife and six other families. Rowlett, a physician, lawyer, surveyor and politician, settled near present Bonham. He located much of his large 1838 land grant in the fertile area along present Rowlett Creek.

After meeting in homes and outdoors, seven charter members organized the Wilson Creek Church of United Baptists in 1848, under leadership of the Rev. David Myers. In 1852 the name became Rowlett Creek Baptist Church. George White (1820-1886) deeded six acres at this site in 1861 for a meetinghouse. The following year Shadrick J. Jackson (1830-1863) and his wife Sphphronia deeded an adjacent four acres. Soon lots were set aside for this cemetery. The earliest marked grave is that of pioneer Alfred Harrington in 1862. The second internment in 1862 was that of Charles Gough, who was on furlough from the Confederate Army. in 1895 the Rowlett Creek Cemetery Association was formed.

Rowlett is believed to be the earliest Baptist church in Collin County. It became inactive in 1935 but had been influential in establishing many early churches, a number of which are still prominent in the North Texas area.

Talley Family Plot
Talley Family Plot
Rowlett Creek Cemetery entrance
This beautiful, old Texas cemetery overlooks the Four Corners section of Collin County. Six acres of land on a hill with a chapel (not the orignal church) founded by Dr. Daniel Rowlett in the Mid-1800s make up this classic Texas resting place.. You can read the entire story by clicking on the image of the plaque at the right
Rowlett Creek Cemetery plaque
Rowlett Creek Cemetery plaque
Bare tree and family plot
Bare tree and family plot
Eliza Kittrell, Jennie Wetsel - 1868
Eliza Kittrell, Jennie Wetsel - 1868
Mother and Father tombstones
Mother and Father tombstones under a tree
Baby Cesil Earl Stanton 1890
Baby Cesil Earl Stanton 1890
CE Stanton 1849-1873 CB Stanton 1859-1877
CE Stanton 1849-1873
CB Stanton 1859-1877
Broken monument base
Broken monument base
Susan Sheldburne 1827-1907 Dr. B S Sheldburne 1817-1895
Susan Sheldburne 1827-1907
Dr. B S Sheldburne 1817-1895
Tree stump in foreground, headstones beyond
Tree stump in foreground, headstones beyond
Twin headstones
Twin headstones
Collection of headstones in the shade of the trees
Collection of headstones in the shade of the trees
Tree split by lightning
Tree split by lightning
Hedgcoxe family plot
Hedgcoxe family plot
Bush headstone in foreground
Bush headstone in foreground
Infrared of cemetery with chapel
Infrared of cemetery with chapel
Infrared of cemetery
Infrared of cemetery
M J Spradley 1812-1923 + James Spradley 1832-1919
M J Spradley 1812-1923 + James Spradley 1832-1919
Infrared landscape of cemetery
Infrared landscape of cemetery
Infrared row of tombstones
Infrared row of tombstones
Infrared of tombstones and trees
Infrared of tombstones and trees
Infrared of tombstone clusters
Infrared of tombstone clusters
Massive black granite Griffin family memorial
Massive black granite Griffin family memorial
Infrared of tombstones in the trees
Infrared of tombstones in the trees
1 yr old Elizabeth Christie 1918
1 yr old Elizabeth Christie 1918
Tilted plain vertical marker
Tilted plain vertical marker
Collection of infant headstones
Collection of infant headstones
Nicholson children's monument 1899
Nicholson children's monument 1899
Cemetery plaque and chapel
Cemetery plaque and chapel
Bare tree and Griffin family plot
Bare tree and Griffin family plot
Cemetery with chapel in distance
Infant Elvin E Bolin 1927
Infant Elvin E Bolin 1927
Christie family Mother and Father monument
Christie family Mother and Father monument
Collection of headstones
Collection of headstones
Simple stone marker with Father carved on side
Simple stone marker with Father carved on side
Collection of headstones
Collection of headstones
5 mo old Jessie Ray Berry 1904
5 mo old Jessie Ray Berry 1904
Baptist church entitled "The Message"
Baptist church entitled "The Message"
Infant Berry
Infant Berry
Nanney Davis 1825-1885 + Tommie Davis 1871- 1887
Nanney Davis 1825-1885 + Tommie Davis 1871- 1887
Collection of tombstones
Collection of tombstones
Row of short markers
Row of short markers
Baby Stephen Pearce 1880
Baby Stephen Pearce 1880
Baby Jesse Brown 1887
Baby Jesse Brown 1887
Very old tombstone in a stand of trees
Very old tombstone in a stand of trees
Rev. C A Stanton 1821-1883  Eleanor Stanton 1829-1903
Rev. C A Stanton 1821-1883
Eleanor Stanton 1829-1903
Row of small markers
Row of small markers
Rows of tombstones, old and new
Rows of tombstones, old and new
Cellular tower rises up above the tombstones
Cellular tower rises up above the tombstones
Child - Willie Atkinson - 1878
Child - Willie Atkinson - 1878
Shattered tree between tombstones
Shattered tree between tombstones
Clusters of tombstones

Clusters of tombstones

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Row of tombstones
Row of tombstones
Early settler headstone in foreground
Early settler headstone in foreground