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Morris Ranch in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hill Crest Cemetery

 
 
Hill Crest Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, June 13, 2020
1. Hill Crest Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  ​

This graveyard is closely associated with the Morris Ranch, an early international race horse breeding and training facility in Gillespie county. Charles Morris, whose Uncle Francis owned the ranch, served as its first general manager and was assisted by his brothers and sisters. Their father, William, died in 1894, and his grave bears the earliest legible tombstone here, although there may be earlier unmarked burial sites. The cemetery contains the graves of many Morris family descendants and other settlers of the Morris Ranch community.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10054.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 13.175′ N, 99° 0.992′ W. Marker is in Morris Ranch, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Morris Ranch Road half a mile west of Morris-Tivydale Road, on the right when traveling north. The cemetery is 500 feet down a dirt road north of Morris Ranch Road.
Hill Crest Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, June 13, 2020
2. Hill Crest Cemetery and Marker
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guenther's Live Oak Mill (approx. 6.3 miles away); Henry Basse House (approx. 8˝ miles away); St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (approx. 9 miles away); Kuenemann House (approx. 9 miles away); Schneider-Klingelhoefer House (approx. 9.1 miles away); Klingelhoeffer House (approx. 9.1 miles away); Weber “Das Keller Haus” (approx. 9.1 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Morris Ranch Ghost town. (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
Old Morris Ranch schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, June 13, 2020
3. Old Morris Ranch schoolhouse
The old schoolhouse is next to the cemetery but it is on private property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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