Hammett Family Cemetery


Status: Inactive. Probably last burial here in 1870s.

Located on Private Property.

Directions: Go eastward from Fairfield down Highway 84. Turn left onto FM 1364/#163 near Turlington. Go down FM 1364/#163 for 3.3 miles to junction with #109 that goes to the Coffield State Prison. Go to the left fork onto #109 towards the prison. Half a mile down. Along a line N 11 degrees 30'E.

Background: Unknown. [I would speculate that this is the family cemetery for Berryman P. Hammett from Greenville Co., SC (see #105 at 1850 Limestone County census). Note that their neighbors are the Tyus family and this is next to the Tyus cemetery. Berryman P. Hammett was a farmer and surveyor. He was one of the earliest settlers of Freestone County before its formation. He was entitled to Mercer Colony Certificates for Land Grants. See H of FC, Vol I, #383.]

Number of Graves: 3 graves.

Oldest Marked Grave: N/A (no marked graves remaining)


Only single grave detectable is marked by a small chunk of limonite. At least two unmarked ones.