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Tilden in McMullen County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Boot Hill Cemetery, 1858-77

 
 
Boot Hill Cemetery, 1858-77 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 26, 2020
1. Boot Hill Cemetery, 1858-77 Marker
Inscription.  Began with grave of a suicide.
Some occupants are.
Dick Gosset, killed in Ft. Ewell gunfight, Feb. 1869.
E.M. Crain, Confederate veteran; one of 4 cholera victims, 1869.
John Smithwick, murdered, 1870.
Jim —, assassinated from door of old Rock Store, 1872.
Unknown, killed in gun battle while standing in front of old Rock Store, 1873.
Unknown, killed unintentionally by Clabe Young, while playing a prank.
S. Glenn Greer (12/7/1848-11/9/1874) thrown from a horse.
Unknown, a Negro drowned in the Nueces, 1875.
Unknown, murderer of James Minter, presumed to have been a Dalton gang member.
Lige Harrison, Jr., killed at age 17 in a hunting accident, 1876.
Samuel Wm. McCreery, murdered at his sheep ranch, 1877.
Pemanio Palacios and Phelix Wheeler (infant), both died of natural causes.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5974.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1869.
 
Location. 28° 27.702′ 
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N, 98° 32.884′ W. Marker is in Tilden, Texas, in McMullen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tilden TX 78072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Burial Site of Moses William Hindes (here, next to this marker); McMullen County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dog Town Jail (about 500 feet away); Old Rock Store (about 500 feet away); Tilden (about 600 feet away); San Caja Hill (about 700 feet away); Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Old McMullen College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tilden.
 
Boot Hill Cemetery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 26, 2020
2. Boot Hill Cemetery Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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