LOCATION: The Lytle-Trimble Family Cemetery is located on private property on the east side of IH 35, 1.5 miles south of Lytle, Texas.
The cemetery was a family burial ground on the Trimble place. Tradition indicates that the first burial was that of Edwin Trimble who died in 1869 as a result of a copperhead snake bite. The last recorded burial was that of William Lytle in 1891. In the early 1920's, lighting struck the old oak tree in the center of the cemetery, shattering it and knocking most of the tombstones flat on the ground. Only parts of four headstones are visible today. The others have either been covered by blowing sand or have been removed for whatever purpose. It is hoped that they can be found beneath the sands, uncovered, and set up once again.
NOTE: The following tombstone inscriptions were copied word for word, line for line. Tombstones identifying more than one grave are identified by a hyphen (1-2). Underlined information is relative to all graves or burials sharing a common tombstone. FS signifies footstone. A slash (/) indicates the end of a line. Information in italics (italics ) represents comments or observations made by the transcriber or are from other sources as noted.
Compiled by the Medina County Tombstone Inscription Project, Jim Menke, Coordinator, in cooperation with the Castro Colonies Heritage Association, Historical Research Committee. (2002)
*Birth/death dates are from records made by Alice Lytle Gidley of tombstones in the Trimble Family Cemetery.
TXGenWeb, Medina County - Lytle-Trimble Family Cemetery (MCTIP) updated on 01/12/2012
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