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Near Tennyson in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mule Creek Cemetery

(4.5 miles southwest)

 
 
Mule Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 26, 2014
1. Mule Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Established by pioneers of Mule Creek community, a small frontier settlement founded in 19th century. Said to be named either for (1) an early horse and mule ranch, or (2) a stagecoach mule that died at a creek which runs nearby. The Abilene - Fort Concho stage once served area.
     For years principal building here was a combination school-church. Since 20th century, shift to urban living has diminished population of Mule Creek.
     Inscriptions on tombstones chronicle history of community. In spring, grounds are covered with Bluebonnets, state flower.
 
Erected 1971 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3528.)
 
Location. 31° 44.823′ N, 100° 17.18′ W. Marker is near Tennyson, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on U.S. 277 0.1 miles south of Farm to Market Road 2333, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Angelo TX 76905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Community of Tennyson (here, next to this marker); W.H. Brown (approx. 7.6 miles away); Maverick (approx. 8 miles away); Bronte
Tennyson and Mule Creek Cemetery Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 26, 2014
2. Tennyson and Mule Creek Cemetery Markers
(approx. 9.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 9.5 miles away); Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 9.7 miles away); Bronte Depot (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mule Creek Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on October 1, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
View to north along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 26, 2014
3. View to north along US 277
View to south along US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, circa September 26, 2014
4. View to south along US 277
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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