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Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery

 
 
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By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
1. Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. According to local tradition, in the winter of 1859, 23-year-old John Davis joined a community wagon train headed for work in the pine forests of Bastrop County. Davis, sprayed by a skunk during the night, began running wildly through the camp. He was mistaken for a Comanche intruder and accidentally shot to death. His father, Jenkins Davis, buried his son here, on 2.3 acres he purchased near Boggy Creek and his Manchaca home. John's 1859 burial is the earliest recorded here.

In 1876 Jenkins Davis, a member of the early area Onion Creek Masonic Lodge No. 220, donated the 2.3 acres to the lodge, and the site became a community graveyard. First called Boggy Creek and later Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery, the graveyard had become known simply as Masonic Cemetery by the 1960s.

Enlarged over the years, the cemetery contains about 6.6 acres and more than 1,200 burials. Among the people buried here are area pioneer settlers and their descendants; members of fraternal organizations such as the Masons and Woodmen of the World; and veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, and the Korean Conflict. Onion Creek Lodge No. 220, A. F. & A. M., continues to maintain the cemetery.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845 - 1995

 
Erected
Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
2. Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery Marker
1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14186.)
 
Location. 30° 10.932′ N, 97° 46.841′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Circle S Road south of Dittmar Road East, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (approx. 0.3 miles away); Onion Creek Lodge 220, A.F. & A.M. (approx. one mile away); The Original Skyline Club Sign (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Magruder, C.S.A (approx. 3.2 miles away); Doyle Farm (approx. 3.3 miles away); Santiago del Valle Grant (approx. 3.3 miles away); Saint Edward’s University Main Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); Approximate Site Reached By the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre Expedition (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
3. Grave marker
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By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
4. Grave marker
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By Richard Denney, October 5, 2013
5. Grave marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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