Young Cemetery Seeking Public Donations to Recover from the October Storms

Plano’s Young Cemetery was founded in 1847, and holds 51 marked graves of early settlers to North Texas. It has been honored with a Texas Historical Marker and Historic Texas Cemetery medallion.

During the storms of Oct. 20, the cemetery, which is located near the intersection of Independence Parkway and Sam Rayburn Tollway, received major damage. Strong winds ripped down trees and branches, taking out fencing and damaging headstones. The worst damage was to the gravestone of Alicia Young, which was shattered. Visitors are discouraged at this time due to hazardous conditions.

Photos courtesy Young Family Cemetery Association:

Young Family Cemetery Association is working with The Plano Conservancy of Historic Preservation, City of Plano and Texas Cemetery Restoration to assess the total damage and move forward. Donations to the cemetery association are being sought to recover from the expensive process of making the cemetery safe and welcoming again.

The public can donate through Paypal.

Or mail a check to:
Candace Fountoulakis
Young Family Cemetery Association
1501 Iowa Dr.
Plano, TX 75093

The Young Family Cemetery Association is a 501(c)13 non profit tax exempt cemetery association in good standing with the State of Texas. A receipt for your donation will be provided if requested and return address provided.

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4 Comments

  1. says: Candace Fountoulakis

    Thanks to Plano Magazine for publishing this story and photos of the devastating damage to this historic site. The Young Family Cemetery Association appreciates those who choose to donate a tax deductible contribution to our recovery efforts.

    1. says: Kathy Brock

      Candace, I am interested in Baccus Cemetery information. I have contacted Laurie McGee and am “approved” due to my Cook family connection. However, I am having a difficult time getting info on the actual burial details. Laurie said I can buy plots fro her, but other than that I’m lost. Do you have any info on getting the grave diggers & how to find the correct plot? I’m sure there are other details I’m missing. Any info is appreciated.

      Kathy Brock

      Dallas, TX
      972-896-6840

      1. says: Luke Shertzer

        From Candace: I would suggest contacting a funeral home. I have not dealt with this issue. Ted Dickey is a local family owned one.

    2. says: Kathy Brock

      Candace, I am interested in Baccus Cemetery information. I have contacted Laurie McGee and am “approved” due to my Cook family connection. However, I am having a difficult time getting info on the actual burial details. Laurie said I can buy plots fro her, but other than that I’m lost. Do you have any info on getting the grave diggers & how to find the correct plot? I’m sure there are other details I’m missing. Any info is appreciated.

      Kathy Brock

      Dallas, TX
      972-896-6840

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