Wimberley in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Century-Old Wimberley Cemetery
This land was first patented to Amasa Turner in 1847. Settlers erected a log cabin here which served as a church and school facility. Worship services were conducted by circuit riders. In 1876 Melissa Wimberley, young daughter of Pleasant Wimberley, died and was buried on the church grounds. John H. and Callie Saunders bought the property in 1885 and gave one acre for a community cemetery. Later, additional land was given by the family of John R. Dobie. W. W. Moon (1814-1897), first permanent settler in Hays County, is buried here.
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10336.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 29° 59.88′ N, 98° 5.456′ W. Marker is in Wimberley, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Kyle Road and Blue Hole Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Kyle Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wimberley TX 78676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John R. Dobie House (approx. Camp Ben McCulloch No. 946 United Confederate Veterans (approx. 10.3 miles away); Wonder Cave (approx. 11.6 miles away); Site of Coronal Institute (approx. 11.7 miles away); Kyle Pioneer Family Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); Kyle Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); Augusta Hofheinz House (approx. 11.8 miles away); San Marcos Mill Tract (approx. 12 miles away).
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 and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.