The term cemetery implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground.  Cemeteries are distinguished from other burial grounds by their location; they are usually not adjoined to a church.  A graveyard, on the other hand, is located in a churchyard, although a churchyard can also be any patch of land on church grounds.

The oldest recorded grave located in Aledo cemetery is lot #4 original addition born 1825 died 1841.

As stated on her tombstone ~First white girl born in Mercer County Sara Jane Willett Worley 1834-1917 Lot #70 original section

Horse drawn carriages were used to bring the deceased to the final ceremony, at one particular ceremony the horse past away.  The horse was buried across the road from the deceased.


A wagon train traveling to the west stopped to bury 2 young children in what is now known as the 2nd addition of the Aledo Cemetery.  Although no information is known about the children a small marker has been placed for commemoration.