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Near Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hodge's Bend Cemetery

 
 
Hodge's Bend Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, January 23, 2010
1. Hodge's Bend Cemetery Marker
Inscription. A veteran of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion's South Carolina brigade during the American Revolution, Alexander Hodge (b. 1760) brought his family to Texas in 1825. Hodge was prominent among the "Old Three Hundred" settlers; his sons fought in the Texas Revolution. His 1828 land grant from Stephen F. Austin, named Hodge's Bend, included the site for this cemetery. First grave here was that of his wife Ruth, who died in 1831. Hodge was buried here in 1836. The cemetery contains about 75 graves, including those of Hodge's descendants and other early settlers in the area. The last burial here was in 1942.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9000.)
 
Location. 29° 38.441′ N, 95° 39.748′ W. Marker is near Sugar Land, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Richmond Road and Pheasant Creek Drive, on the right when traveling north on Old Richmond Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar Land TX 77498, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugar Land Refinery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Texas Prison System Central State Farm Main Building (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Hodge's Bend Cemetery with marker visible image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, January 23, 2010
2. Hodge's Bend Cemetery with marker visible
Stafford's Point (approx. 4.9 miles away); Dismounted Texas Cavalry (approx. 5.8 miles away); Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado (approx. 6.7 miles away); Site of the Home of Mirabeau B. Lamar (approx. 6.9 miles away); Site of Fort Bend (approx. 7 miles away); Site of the Home of Randal Jones (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sugar Land.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander Hodge - The Handbook of Texas online. (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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