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Near Wells in Cherokee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mt. Hope Cemetery

(2 miles Southeast)

 
 
Mt. Hope Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, November 22, 2009
1. Mt. Hope Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Joseph H. Bowman, a veteran of the Texas War for Independence from Mexico, offered one hundred acres of land to the Rev. W.D. Lewis to come to Mt. Hope community and establish a Methodist church and cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Lewis agreed and the congregation began in 1875. In November of that year Margaret (Ruby) Hicks was the first person to be buried in the adjacent cemetery. Though the church was moved to nearby Wells after the railroad came through in 1886, the cemetery continued to be a place of importance among the more than 1800 people of Wells, Mt. Hope and other Cherokee County communities interred here. There are more than 200 military veterans, including eight Confederate soldiers. The cemetery is a chronicle of the history of Cherokee County.
 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11806.)
 
Location. 31° 31.484′ N, 94° 58.096′ W. Marker is near Wells, Texas, in Cherokee County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 69 and County Road 2626, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 69. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wells TX 75976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homer-Alto Road (within shouting distance
Mt. Hope Cemetery Marker and Homer-Alto Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, February 27, 2010
2. Mt. Hope Cemetery Marker and Homer-Alto Road Marker
of this marker); Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Presidio Nuestra Seņora de Los Dolores (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pollok Baptist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Pollok Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Central Consolidated School (approx. 11.4 miles away); Gann Memorial Cemetery (approx. 11.6 miles away); Site of Neches Indian Village (approx. 11.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wells.
 
More about this marker. This marker is beside the Homer-Alto Road Marker
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
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