Near Stiles in Reagan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(One Mile West)
Established about 1903. Site is on land then owned by early settlers G. W. and Lizzie Stiles.
Plot summarizes much frontier history, as it holds graves of cowboys who died in accidents on cattle range; one Spanish-American War veteran; victims of shootings, rattlesnake bites, epidemic dysentery. Most were pioneers of steady habits and quiet lives.
Already in use for many years, the 3-acre plot was deeded to county in 1920 by J. D. Wagner, an adventuring man who lived for years alternately in Texas and in South America.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5121.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 31° 23.537′ N, 101° 33.181′ W. Marker is near Stiles, Texas, in Reagan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 137 and Stiles Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 137. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Lake TX 76932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Site of the First Court House Built in Reagan County (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Town of Texon (approx. 13.7 miles away); Santa Rita No. 1 (approx. 13.9 miles away); City of Big Lake (approx. 14.2 miles away); John H. Reagan (approx. 14.9 miles away); Martin-Castillo Expedition (approx. 14.9 miles away); a different marker also named John H. Reagan (approx. 14.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Stiles, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.