“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Mobeetie Cemetery

Mobeetie Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Mobeetie Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Mobeetie cemetery is the first known established cemetery in the Texas panhandle. It was born of necessity, established as a final resting place for those whose journey ended in Mobeetie, which evolved from an 1875 hunterís camp and nearby army post. Over the course of time, some of the grave markers have been destroyed by both tornadoes and natural decay. The oldest gravestone remaining is dated May 2, 1882. Other burials include outlaws, accused horse thieves, those killed by an 1898 cyclone, ladies of the evening and the infant daughter of Temple Lea Houston. In addition, it is also the final resting place for the famed Texas Ranger, Captain G.W. Arrington.

Historic Texas Cemetery

Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17232.)
Location. 35° 30.169′ N, 100° 26.269′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on County Road H 0.2 miles west of Dubbs Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Elliot Flagpole
Mobeetie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Mobeetie Cemetery
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Lea Houston (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emanuel Dubbs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mobeetie (approx. one mile away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. 1Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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