In 1994, a group of people interested in preserving the history of the Colony community and cemetery, obtained State of Texas historical recognition for the cemetery. Mrs. John Beck (Juanita "Polly" Young) led the effort, and in July of 1994, a ceremony was held on the cemetery grounds to unveil the historical marker and celebrate the occasion.
The written record of this event and the supporting documentation was published in Volume I of the Fayette County, Texas Heritage series.The citation for this work is as follows:
(1994). Fayette County, Texas Heritage, Vol. I, Bedford, Texas, Curtis Media, Inc.