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Near Ingram in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Nichols Cemetery

 
 
Nichols Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 1, 2019
1. Nichols Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Born about 1805, Rowland Nichols settled in Kerr County where he served as county commissioner. Upon his death at the hands of Indians, Nichols was buried, as he wished, under a live oak tree on his farm on April 11, 1859. This site became a community burial ground and the burial place of many area pioneers, including J. C. W. Ingram (1829-1902), for whom the town of Ingram was named. Additional property was later purchased from Lafayette Nichols to enlarge the cemetery. For over a century Nichols Cemetery has served the residents of this part of Kerr County.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3593.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1859.
 
Location. 30° 4.353′ N, 99° 12.92′ W. Marker is near Ingram, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Nichols Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 27. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ingram TX 78025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Nichols Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 1, 2019
2. Nichols Cemetery Entrance
The marker is to the left of the entrance, just off camera.
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markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Ann Kent Byas Chambers Morriss (approx. Ό mile away); Old Ingram (approx. 1.7 miles away); History of Stonehenge II (approx. 2 miles away); Gatlin Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Order of the Eastern Star Kerrville Chapter #24 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kerrville Lodge No. 697, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 2.6 miles away); Starkey Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ingram.
 
Also see . . .
1. Details of Roland Nichols' death. Freepages.Rootsweb.com (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Ingram Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Rowland Nichols' tombstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 1, 2019
3. Rowland Nichols' tombstone
In the distance is a portion of the oak tree he was buried under after being killed.
The gravestone of John Ingram and Sarah Alice, his wife image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 1, 2019
4. The gravestone of John Ingram and Sarah Alice, his wife
The City of Ingram, Texas was named after John Ingram.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022