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The Fossil Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery overlooks the small town of Fossil. The community invites amateur fossil hunters to dig in fossil beds on the edge of town. (Scenic photo DSC74_2)


About the cemetery

Fossil Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery

Wheeler County
Established 1881
ca. 1,087 burials


The IOOF Cemetery has numerous large and substantial monuments, including three heart-shaped monuments for members of the Henry family. Edgar Poe “Pat” Smith, an early 20th century rancher in Wheeler County, is also buried here. Despite the tough times and demands of ranch life, he lived to be more than 100 years of age. He shares a large marker with his wife Greta (McRae) Smith.