grandview-cemetery

Grandview, Texas 2016.

In 1867, a traveling couple stopped for the night near Grandview, Texas. They were well mounted on quality horses and the woman wore a striking red velvet riding habit. The next morning, townspeople found the woman dead in a nearby field from a gunshot wound to the head and her companion was nowhere to be found. The only identification they found on her was a handkerchief with the name “Annie” embroidered on it. They buried her here with a handmade marker of native stone. The original stone is seen here behind a more recent marker bearing the name “Annie” and the year of her death. Visitors sometimes leave beads, necklaces, etc on the original stone marker.