Near Utopia in Uvalde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1879, the Rev. Irvin Jones (1825-1903) deeded two acres of land on his homestead to the Utopia Methodist Church for use as a cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth, had been buried in the center of the two-acre site upon her death in 1886. Early settlers of the Taylor and Utopia communities are buried in the Jones Cemetery, as are several Civil War veterans. Others interred here include Mexican War veteran and Texas Ranger Ben Highsmith and the Rev. O.A. Fisher, an early area Methodist minister. George Barker, a teacher credited with giving "Utopia" its name, is also buried here.
Erected 1985 by State Historical Committee. (Marker Number 2843.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 29° 37.74′ N, 99° 32.446′ W. Marker is near Utopia, Texas, in Uvalde County. Marker can be reached from River View Road one mile west of Highway 187. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utopia TX 78884, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin F. Highsmith (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Rock Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Old Taylor School (approx. 1.7 miles away); William Ware (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Waresville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Waresville Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Captain William Ware (approx. 2˝ miles away); Captain John Coffee Hays (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utopia.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.