14th Annual Memorial Day Celebration – May 27, 2024

Join us for the 14th Annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11am, period music starts at 10:30am, hosted by Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association, Golden Triangle Rotary Club and Keller Rotary Club

There is plenty of shade, but feel free to bring lawn chairs. Please invite all your friends and neighbors. Parking and restroom facilities are available across the street at The Mount Church with golf cart shuttle.

• Flag Raising Boy Scout Troop 32
• Hot Dogs & Drinks provided by Keller Rotary Club
• Outdoor seating is provided for 100 people
• U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony – Boy Scout Troop 1910 (please bring your flags that need retiring)
• Short speeches – Memorial Day/Cemetery/History topics
• Tour of the Cemetery
• Program is scheduled to last for 1 hour

1351 Bancroft Rd Keller, TX 76248

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Drone Footage

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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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Non profit cemetery association dedicated to preserving and maintaining the historic Mt Gilead Cemetery in Keller Texas.

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