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Near McCaulley in Fisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Woods Chapel Cemetery

(1.5 Miles Southwest)

 
 
Woods Chapel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
1. Woods Chapel Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Settlement of this area of Fisher County began in the early 1880s. A small frame building, erected near this site in 1883-1884, was used as a school and church. A cemetery was established and was in use by 1884. The church was named in honor of its first pastor, J.B. Woods.
     Among the first settlers here were Henry Clay Lyon (1815-1889) and his family. Lyon, a native of Tennessee, was a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army as well as the Confederate forces of the Civil War. Although Lyon is buried in the Woods Chapel Cemetery, a granite marker in his honor was placed in the Roby Cemetery at the site of the graves of his wife and children. Plans to reinter him next to his widow during the Texas Centennial of 1936 were never completed.
     The earliest marked grave in the Woods Chapel Cemetery is that of Sarah H. Lawrence (1881-1884), a granddaughter of Henry C. Lyon. Of the twenty-six marked graves here, thirteen are those of infants or small children. The graveyard also contains at least twenty-eight unmarked graves. An important part of Fisher County history, the cemetery is the site of an annual San Jacinto Day observance on April 21.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5901.)
 
Location. 32° 
Woods Chapel Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
2. Woods Chapel Cemetery Marker
View to north across US 180
45.407′ N, 100° 12.195′ W. Marker is near McCaulley, Texas, in Fisher County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 and Farm to Market Road 1812, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 180. Click for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of the intersection of US 180, FM 1812, and CR 283. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Caulley TX 79534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adair - Steadman Site (approx. 6 miles away); Boyd Chapel Community (approx. 6.9 miles away); Neinda Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); Neinda Community (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of Hitson Community (approx. 9.6 miles away); Newman Community and Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away); Hamlin (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Woods Chapel Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. The map location and geocoordinates shown on this page are incorrect. (Submitted on February 28, 2015.) 

2. Henry C. Lyon (1815-1889) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on February 28, 2015.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Location of Woods Chapel Cemetery
The Woods Chapel Cemetery is actually located 2.5 miles south by southwest of the marker location.

To reach the cemetery from the marker location, proceed 3.4 miles south on Farm to Market Road 1812 to County Road 156
View to West from US 180 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
3. View to West from US 180
and take a right turn (west). Proceed 0.6 miles on CR 156 to a dirt road and take a right turn (north). Proceed 1.4 miles on the dirt road and the dirt road will fork into two smaller dirt roads / paths. Take the road on your right (north) and proceed 500 feet to cemetery. (The condition of these dirt roads is not known, and you may need to walk.)

The geo-coordinates of the cemetery are 32.722355, -100.213665.
    — Submitted February 28, 2015.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
View to East from US 180 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
4. View to East from US 180
View to Southwest from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 14, 2015
5. View to Southwest from Marker Location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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