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Blue Ridge Cemetery, Blue Ridge, Texas

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The cemetery is located on the east side of Business Highway 78 that passes through Blue Ridge, Collin County, Texas.

Historical Marker: "George Washington Smith (1796? - 1876?) born in Wilson county, Tennessee. George Washington Smith came to Texas in 1834 with his wife Elizabeth Briggs. He fought in the Texas War for Independence (1835-36) as a private in Capt. Clendennin's company, 1st Regiment artillery. In the Mexican War (1846-1848), he served as a sergeant in Company K, 1st regiment of the Texas Rangers, under Col. John Coffee (Jack) Hays. The Smith family settled in Collin County in 1852. When Smith died about 1876, he was buried near the entrance of the present Blue Ridge Cemetery. Later his grave was moved to the Old Burial Grounds Cemetery (1.25 mi. NW) (1979)"

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