Noah (1810-1868) and Susan (1816-1878) Eakins and their family came to this part of Denton County
from Kentucky in 1855. This cemetery was established on their land about 1855-1858
when a neighbor,
Angelina Rayburn, was fatally burned while cooking on
an open fire.
Lula Q. Porter, infant child of another pioneer family, was buried in the graveyard in 1861,
and the site became a community burial ground known
as Eakins Cemetery.
It is the final resting place of the Eakins family and many other area pioneers and their descendants.
It continues to serve the rural community.