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

Hunt Japonica Cemetery

 
 
Hunt Japonica Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
1. Hunt Japonica Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The oldest legible tombstone in this cemetery is that of George T. Henry. It is dated 1872, sixteen years after the formal organization of Kerr County. The graveyard is located between the town of Hunt and the early community of Japonica. It has been used for the burial of many area pioneers and their descendants, and contains a large number of unmarked graves. Although inundated by floodwaters on several occasions, the Hunt Japonica Cemetery remains in use as an important part of Kerr County's recorded history.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2598.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 30° 4.681′ N, 99° 20.789′ W. Marker is near Hunt, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1340 and Hunt Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling west on Highway 1340. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hunt TX 78024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Hunt (approx. 1.1 miles away); Schumacher Crossing on the Guadalupe River (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Sherman's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Henderson Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Dowdy Tragedy of 1878 (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sunset Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); History of Stonehenge II (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Ingram (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hunt.
 
Also see . . .  Hunt, Texas. The vicinity's first post office, called Japonica, was opened three miles north in 1880 and provided service until 1918. C. Y. Davis served as its first postmaster.  Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The marker is located at the entrance to the Hunt Japonica Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
2. The marker is located at the entrance to the Hunt Japonica Cemetery
The entrance to the Hunt Japonica Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
3. The entrance to the Hunt Japonica Cemetery
A view of the Hunt Japonica Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 13, 2020
4. A view of the Hunt Japonica Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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