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Near May in Brown County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wolf Valley Cemetery

 
 
Wolf Valley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Wolf Valley Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery originally served pioneer settlers of the Wolf Valley community, which began about 1875. The earliest grave is that of S.T. Tollette, who was buried here May 11, 1882. Also buried that same month were James Lyon and R.P. Ramsey. The cemetery was formally set aside in 1902 when trustees A.E. Bailey, A.W. Hardy and J.W. Spence bought the original tract from the D.M. Davidson family. The site was enlarged through later additions of land.
†††††A church building was constructed here in 1887 for use by Baptist, Methodist and Cumberland Presbyterian congregations as well as the local schools. Brush arbors were used for summer revivals. The building and grounds were the spiritual and educational hub of the community. The structure burned, but was rebuilt through donated funds and labor.
†††††Graves here include those of pioneer settlers, early community leaders, military veterans and two state legislators, H.P. Taylor and W.R. Chambers. The site contains over three hundred marked graves and two unmarked gravesites. An annual homecoming and Memorial Day service is conducted here each May. Maintenance of the historic burial ground is funded through various donations.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5885.)
 
Location.
Entrance to Wolf Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Entrance to Wolf Valley Cemetery
Marker is just beyond the entrance to the cemetery
32° 1.585′ N, 98° 56.068′ W. Marker is near May, Texas, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed Road 0.3 miles west of U.S. 183. Click for map. Marker is at end of unnamed road; the unnamed road is accessed from US 183 immediately north of County Road 494. Marker is in this post office area: May TX 76857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The May Community (approx. 3.1 miles away); May United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Rising Star (approx. 5.1 miles away); Rising Star (approx. 5.3 miles away); Rising Star Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery War Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away); Heflin Cemetery (approx. 11.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in May.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wolf Valley, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 14, 2015.) 

2. Wolf Valley is history and heritage for Paul Muhle. Newspaper article from the May 6, 2012 edition of the Brownwood Bulletin. (Submitted on October 14, 2015.) 

3. Wolf Valley Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on October 16, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Road Leading to the Wolf Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. Road Leading to the Wolf Valley Cemetery
View to the north
Wolf Valley Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. Wolf Valley Church
Church is located south of the cemetery on the east side of the entry road
Wolf Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
5. Wolf Valley Cemetery
View to the southeast from the northwest corner of the cemetery
Wolf Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
6. Wolf Valley Cemetery
View to northeast from the southwest corner of the cemetery
Grave Site of State Legislator H.P. Taylor image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
7. Grave Site of State Legislator H.P. Taylor
Headstone of Grave of R.A. Ramsey image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
8. Headstone of Grave of R.A. Ramsey
This appears to be the burial site mentioned in the marker for R.P. Ramsey
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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