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San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ben Ficklin Cemetery

(Also known as Metcalfe-Spence Cemetery)

 
 
Ben Ficklin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Ben Ficklin Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Replaced older burial plot at nearby settlement of Ben Ficklin, after flood of Aug. 24, 1882, washed away the town and inundated the cemetery, exposing many graves. Charles B. Metcalfe, nephew of Col. Francis C. Taylor, founder of Ben Ficklin, selected this site, on higher ground, to reinter remains of relatives, including Col. Taylor, and bury his mother, sister, and another uncle, victims of the flood.

Final resting place of many Tom Green County pioneers.

Cemetery and village were named for owner of San Antonion–El Paso mail line, Ben Ficklin.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1592.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 31° 24.307′ N, 100° 26.337′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is on S. Bryant Boulevard Frontage 0.1 miles from Ben Ficklin Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Angelo TX 76904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
Ben Ficklin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Ben Ficklin Cemetery Marker
View to north across S. Bryant Blvd Frontage
marker, measured as the crow flies. Tom Green County (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Ben Ficklin, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ben Ficklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaplain, Major General Robert Preston Taylor (approx. 2.2 miles away); TB-25N Mitchell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 2.2 miles away); BT-13A Valiant (approx. 2.3 miles away); RQ-1K Predator (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
 
Also see . . .  Ben Ficklin Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on April 10, 2018.) 
 
Ben Ficklin Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
3. Ben Ficklin Cemetery
View from S. Bryant Blvd Frontage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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