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

Humphreys Cemetery

Humphreys Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 11, 2020
1. Humphreys Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Members of the Jennings and Humphreys families settled in the Martindale area in the 1850s. They established a cemetery on land bought by Joseph Humphreys in 1855. Set aside on this raised area, the burial ground initially served family members who had settled the 2,000 acres adjoining the site.

Randolph Reed Jennings (d. 1854), who reportedly died of yellow fever on his way to Martindale, was the first buried here, and the grave marker of Agnes Jennings (d. 1869) bears the earliest birth year, 1783. Joseph Humphreys (d. 1864) was the first buried in the Humphreys family plot, denoted by two obelisks. Tradition holds that a number of unmarked graves belong to former slaves of the pioneer families. Notable burials include the graves of early settler Jemima Crunk (1799-1876) and George N. Martindale (1842-1892), son of the community's founder.

Today, families and descendants of those buried here meet regularly and maintain the cemetery, which was enlarged in 1946. This burial ground, a link to the area's early settlers, remains a symbol of Martindale and its rich history.
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2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13069.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 29° 49.976′ N, 97° 49.246′ W. Marker is near Martindale, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker can be reached from Humphrey Ct (County Road 66) 0.2 miles west of San Marcos Highway (State Highway 80). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martindale TX 78655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Lutheran Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Camp Clark, C.S.A. (approx. 3.6 miles away); Charles Lewis McGehee Cabin (approx. 4.9 miles away); Don Felipe Roque de la Portilla (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of the First Town of San Marcos (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lt. Zebulon M. Pike (approx. 4.9 miles away); Col. Ignacio Elizondo’s 1813 Campaign (approx. 5 miles away); McGehee Crossing (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Humphreys Cemetery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 11, 2020
2. Humphreys Cemetery Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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