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

Locklin Cemetery

(0.1 mi. W)

Locklin Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 1, 2020
1. Locklin Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Abigale (Abigail) McLennan Fokes acquired a Mexican land grant here in 1835. Peter M. Mercer established a blacksmith shop in this area in the early 1840s. His burial in 1844 is the first recorded in this cemetery. Fokes later set aside this site for cemetery purposes. The cemetery is believed to be named for the extended family of early area settler William Lawson Locklin. It presently contains about 400 burials including many of this area's frontier settlers and their descendants and veterans of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas Army. It continues to serve the area.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7982.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 30° 40.764′ N, 97° 11.398′ W. Marker is near Thorndale, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 486, 0.3 miles south of Farm to Market Road 1331, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thorndale TX 76577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Gabriel Christian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Apache Pass River Crossing (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (approx. 4.2 miles away); St. John Lutheran Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church, School and Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sharp Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sharp (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thorndale.
Locklin Cemetery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 1, 2020
2. Locklin Cemetery Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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Dec. 6, 2023