7th Annual Memorial Day Celebration

americanflagThank you to everyone for making today’s event one of the best attended ever. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Join us for the 7th Annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11am, hosted by Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association, Golden Triangle Rotary Club and Keller Rotary Club (parking available across the street at The Mount Church)


  • Flag Raising
  • Hot Dogs, Drinks & Ice Cream provided by Keller Rotary Club
  • U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Tour of the Cemetery and Brand New Columbarium just completed

1351 Bancroft Rd Keller, TX 76248

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Mount Gilead Cemetery

This burial ground originally served a pioneer settlement of related families who migrated to the area from Missouri in 1847 as members of the Peters Colony. They were headed by a widow, Permelia Allen (d. 1866), who is buried here in an unmarked grave. This tract, adjacent to the Mount Gilead Baptist Church and School, was first owned by her sons-in-law Daniel Barcroft (1812-81) and Iraneous Neace (1816-79). The earliest marked gravesite is that of William Joyce (1836-54). Homemade grave markers here reflect the pioneer lifestyle the early settlers. (1981)

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Historical Marker

A map of the Mt.Gilead cemetery has been created and has been divided into quadrants. The map quadrant of each headstone is provided in the data below. The map can be found in the photo section of the Usgenweb Project found on the internet at www.usgenweb.org.

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Dowsing For Graves Witching For Water

“I think they were using ground penetrating radar or some similar technology to figure out where these unmarked graves are and the small stones were the ‘hits.’ I finally found something on Google. But it says “outside the cemetery proper” and this was definitely inside the fence. Hmm.” – David Cole

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