Hearne, Texas: Grave in Middle of Street

You don't even have to leave your car to pay your respects to Hollie Tatnell, who was buried in 1911. The surrounding streets and houses came much later.

Address:
506 Wheelock St., Hearne, TX
Directions:
In the middle of a residential street on the south side of town. From US-190/S. Market St. turn at the bank (flagpoles) onto Wheelock St. Drive four blocks to the grave.
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Grave of Hollie Tatnell.

Grave in Center of Street

Old African-American cemetery was forced to move. One family would not move their grave, so the city had the street go around it. Some say the houses were built right over the graves.

[Bob Whipple, 03/13/2020]

Hollie Tatnell, a former slave who died in 1911, rests beneath the lone remaining marked grave.


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