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Bluff Dale in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
 
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By 0ccam, November 27, 2009
1. Wesley Chapel Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Artesian springs helped draw settlers to Eastern Erath County and the community of Bluff Springs (later Bluff Dale). In 1872, Rev. James Wesley and Martha (Middleton) White donated seven acres of land for a church, school and community burial ground here. Many early Wesley Chapel Cemetery graves are unmarked. The Lewis family plot records several deaths in a short time span, likely reflecting illness from harsh frontier conditions. The Wesley Chapel Methodist Church was active until the 1920s. A cemetery association maintains the graveyard, and families meet each April for a work day. Today, the cemetery that overlooks north Paluxy Creek is the last remnant of the historic Wesley Chapel community.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14278.)
 
Location. 32° 20.932′ N, 98° 3.329′ W. Marker is in Bluff Dale, Texas, in Erath County. Marker can be reached from County Road 160 just north of County Road 156, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 277-541 County Road 160, Bluff Dale TX 76433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan Mill Tabernacle
Wesley Chapel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By 0ccam, November 27, 2009
2. Wesley Chapel Cemetery Marker
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Oak Dale Cemetery (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
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