Flat Rock Cemetery

Old Decatur Highway, Decatur, Texas

From Decatur, take FM 730 to Old Decatur Highway, about 7.2 miles to cemetery.

Settled in 1850s by Moses Ball and other pioneers. Tradition says first burial here was an Indian; the second, a small girl who died while her family was migrating through the area. Oldest tombstones are dated 1878. There are many unmarked graves. Community, named for some flat stones that formed a landmark, had a Cumberland Presbyterian Church as early as 1883. Burial ground near church was deeded from his land grant on August 28, 1890, by ex-Texas Ranger George W. Stevens (1831-93) for cemetery. After 1914, population dwindled and the church was closed.