County starts adopt-a-cemetery program

The Montague County Historical Cemetery Preservation Board in conjunction with the Montague County Historical Commission has undertaken the task of cataloging all the cemeteries in the county.

Presently we are locating cemeteries and logging GPS readings, accessing the cemetery’s condition, determining if there is a group or organization caring for the cemetery and ranking them by need.

Many of the cemeteries are well maintained and cared for. Others need immediate attention. This is a major undertaking. There are approximately 115 known cemeteries in the county. There may be other cemeteries you are aware of and we are not.

Because main purpose of the board is preserving our county’s history, board members are asking for help.

The board would like to start a program called “Adopt a Cemetery”. The first task will be to clean and mow the cemeteries. Perhaps you have a cemetery near you or you have ancestors buried in an old cemetery.

There are many ways to help. It could be as simple as making the board aware of a cemetery on your land, choosing a cemetery and planning a cleanup day or making a donation to the Cemetery Board.

For more information call or email:

940 – 934 – 6325

940 – 964 – 2336

Beckey.scott@yahoo.com

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