History and Information

       Originally the Tahoka Cemetery was under the control of the Tahoka Cemetery Association. In the late1970's the Cemetery Association found increasing financial demands deemed it necessary to turn the Tahoka Cemetery over to the City of Tahoka.    

       City of Tahoka has worked to update the older records for the Tahoka Cemetery.  As is with many old cemeteries, the sale and documentation of the plots and records were handled by volunteers with good intentions of keeping records accurate, however,  some of our records for the oldest part of the Tahoka Cemetery are sparse.  The headstone information has been checked against the records we have, but those without headstones often have incomplete information. We welcome additional information from family and friends. 

       How did this occur?  Some families that lived in the early era of Tahoka may have lived here but a short time and moved on; many had good intentions of eventually placing a headstone.  Families may have found it  financially impossible to purchase a headstone for their loved ones. Funeral home name plates are of tin and do not withstand weather.   Some have placed a wooden crosses or a piece of rock with a hand-etched name that time and weather has also worn away.  We also recognized  many individuals lost loved ones, buried them and didn't feel the need to return often to the burial site.  Who would have guessed that the populatity of geneological research would have loomed in the future and ancestors grave sites would have been so energetically sought, photographed and shared?

        Please feel free to email us or write us with any corrections.  We prefer to have the new information written and signed by the person requesting a correction so we may attach the request document to our files.  We welcome any further knowledge and information.   




tahoka1916@poka.com or rpittman@poka.com
Mail
City of Tahoka 
PO Box 300
        Tahoka, Texas 79373    


Nevels Memorial Cemetery
 is located just east across the road from the Tahoka Cemetery.  The chapel is available for services. Please have the funeral director call us.  Cost of each lot is $500

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CEMETERY LINKS
.The Tahoka Cemetery
  is often known as the "Old Cemetery" and is located just southeast of Tahoka by taking the access road off of US Highway 87 to Cemetery Road . 
 We have many requests from individuals who wish to purchase sites in this cemetery, however 
THERE ARE NO LONGER ANY SITES FOR SALE IN THE OLDER CEMETERY.  ALL PLOTS HAVE BEEN SOLD. 

Physical Location Map
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The Cemeteries of Tahoka, Texas

  Tahoka  Cemetery  and 
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