Cross Cut Cemetery Marker
Brown County, Texas
Settlement began in this area of Brown County
after the Civil War when several families
from southern states moved here. They
a community, initially known as Cross
It became Cross Cut in 1897 when an
was made on a post office application.
Pentecost Elsberry was the first person
in this community cemetery in July
The two-acre plot of land dedicated
graveyard is believed to have been
by Mark and Sarah Pentecost. Oil was
in 1923 in the Cross Cut sand formation.
The small town quickly swelled to accommodate
the increase in population and several
businesses were added. By 1940 the
of the town was exceeded by the number
burials in the cemetery. In 1954 the
Cut School consolidated with Cross
Schools, and the town declined thereafter.
Only a few buildings and the cemetery
Among those buried here are early settlers
and their descendants, and veterans
from the Civil War through the Vietnam
A cemetery association was formed in
and a perpetual care trust was established.
The site continues to serve the area.
Location: Cross Cut - SH 279, 24 miles northwest
of Brownwood. GPS Coordinates: Latitude:
32.0228, Longitude: -99.1314