Bowman Head Stone

The Cemetery Association of Murphy, Inc.
welcomes you to our website.

Murphy is the home of what once was the largest unmaintained cemetery in Collin County. The Maxwell Cemetery, currently named the Decatur-Maxwell-Murphy Cemetery, is located on the northern edge of Murphy, Texas. This cemetery is the final resting place of many of Murphy's earliest settlers, with burials dating from 1853 to 1966. The Decatur-Maxwell-Murphy Cemetery contains approximately 3 acres of land and over 300 graves - most now unmarked.

In September 1993, The Cemetery Association of Murphy, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was formed to provide for perpetual care of the cemetery. The long-term goal our current membership shares is to repair damaged markers, identify unmarked graves, maintain the once pristine landscape and provide for the cemetery's preservation and safety. This requires thousands of dollars to accomplish. Thankfully, the Collin County Historical Commission and the Collin County Commissioners Court have awarded The Cemetery Association of Murphy several grants to begin the process.

Please feel free to peruse our website, learn the history of this cemetery, examine photos, and hopefully commit to helping us preserve this important piece of Murphy's history either in monetary form or with you membership and time.

Memorial Day Celebration May 23, 2015

Community help requested ...

The Cemetery Association of Murphy, Inc. will be hosting a clean-up day at the Decatur-Maxwell-Murphy Cemetery on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. If you would like to help us get the grounds ready for the Annual Memorial Day Observance scheduled for May 23, 2015, please bring rakes, weed eaters, clippers, brooms, etc. to the cemetery on May 16th.

Our Annual Memorial Day Observance will begin at 9 a.m. on May 23rd with tours of the cemetery followed by a program at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend!