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Near Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Moffat Cemetery

Moffat Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
1. Moffat Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This burial ground began as a family and Masonic cemetery. Although many, possibly older, graves exist, the oldest marked grave is that of Mary Marshall (d. 1861). In 1869, eight years after Marshall's death, J.A. Grimes sold his farm to Mary E. Dean. The parcel of land excluded two acres set aside for a graveyard. In 1893, Dean deeded additional property for the cemetery to the Leon Masonic Lodge No. 193, AF&AM. R.J. and Hattie Goode conveyed additional land to the lodge in 1916.

On July 23, 1921, the Masonic Lodge deeded the property to the Moffat Cemetery Association, which later acquired additional land for the burial ground. The association incorporated in 1976.

The cemetery is the final resting place for numerous area settlers, including pioneer Isaac Thomas Bean (1821-1899), who came to Texas in 1823 with his family. The names of prominent families and military veterans are found on the numerous markers, which include vertical stones and stone cairns.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13051.)
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topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is July 23, 1921.
Location. 31° 12.985′ N, 97° 27.484′ W. Marker is near Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on State Highway 36, 0.2 miles north of Burgandy Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moody TX 76557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of All Wars (approx. 8.1 miles away); Mother Neff State Park (approx. 8.1 miles away); Moody Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Naler Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away); Moody (approx. 8˝ miles away); First Baptist Church of Moody (approx. 8.7 miles away); Moody United Methodist Church (approx. 8.7 miles away); Bird Creek Indian Battle (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Moffat Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
2. Moffat Cemetery Entrance
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 23, 2024