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Near Yancey in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tehuacana Cemetery

 
 
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By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
1. Tehuacana Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Original 1.86 acre site given by James E. and Amanda R. Bandy. First burial was in 1875. Community acquired adjoining 3.6 acres in 1880 for a log church and a day, writing, and music school; added 6.2 acres in 1881 for a frame parsonage and church called Wilson Chapel and Salem Sunday School. Tehuacana Church moved to Medina County in 1900. Buried here are early pioneers: victims of 1882-1884 smallpox epidemics; twelve Confederate veterans; Levi Wilson, one of three original church trustees.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5217.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 5.325′ N, 99° 7.184′ W. Marker is near Yancey, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is on Yancey Road (County Highway 1301) one mile north of County Highway 1520, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yancey TX 78886, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yancey, Texas (approx. 3.7 miles away); Yancey United Methodist Church
Tehuacana Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
2. Tehuacana Cemetery and Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Moore Catholic Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Moore Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Frio County (approx. 11 miles away); Charco de la Pita (approx. 12.2 miles away); Spanish Exploration in Medina County (approx. 12.2 miles away); Frio Lodge No. 399, A.F.& A.M. (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yancey.
 
Also see . . .  Epidemic Diseases. The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Tehuacana Cemetery Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 11, 2020
3. Tehuacana Cemetery Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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