Near Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
One of the earliest settlers in Kerr County, William Watson Wharton (1799-1871) purchased 640 acres when he came here in 1857 with his wife Thankful (1803-1885) and their three sons. The family's cabin stood near this cemetery. Wharton's is the oldest marked grave in the plot. Among other graves are those of his wife, his sons William G'Laspie (1841-1919), deputy sheriff of Kerr County for over 50 years, and David Newton (1846-1938), and several grandchildren. Other pioneer settlers buried here include members of the Tatum and Love families. Wharton descendants maintain the site.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5754.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 29° 58.325′ N, 99° 5.689′ W. Marker is near Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is on Wharton Road, 4 miles north of Center Point River Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of Texas Lions Camp (approx. 2½ miles away); Brown Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Rising Star Lodge No. 429, A.F.& A.M (approx. 3.9 miles away); Woolls Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Center Point, Texas (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Verde, Texas (approx. 4 miles away); Center Point United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Center Point Christian Church (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Also see . . . Bill Wharton History. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on September 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.