Near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
In November 1883, residents of the North Grape Creek community, later known as Cave Creek, formed a German Lutheran congregation, which they named St. Paulus Evangelische Gemeinde an Nord Grape Creek. Conrad Herbort gave land for a sanctuary, cemetery and parsonage. The first burial in the cemetery dates to March 1884, and grave markers feature German inscriptions and ornate ironwork. Church members continue to use the cemetery, which remains a link to the many individuals and families who have contributed over the years to the church and community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13316.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1884.
Location. 30° 19.393′ N, 98° 43.404′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1631, 3 miles north of Ranch to Market Road Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9732 FM 1631 Road, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower South Grape Creek School (approx. 6.9 miles away); General E. Kirby Smith, C.S.A. (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lyndon Baines Johnson (approx. 6.9 miles away); Major Israel M. Nunez (approx. 7 miles away); President's Ranch Trail (approx. 7 miles away); Stonewall Community Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Working Corrals (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Also see . . . Cave Creek community. (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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