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Waelder in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Leander C. Cunningham

 
 
Leander C. Cunningham Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. Leander C. Cunningham Marker
Inscription.  

A San Jacinto Veteran •
Born in Tennessee, July
10, 1810 • Died December
24, 1896

His wife
Ann S. Cunningham

Born in Kentucky
November 13, 1808 •
Died June 19, 1895

Erected by the State of Texas

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1135.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1895.
 
Location. 29° 42.181′ N, 97° 17.82′ W. Marker is in Waelder, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of D Avenue (Farm to Market Road 1296) and County Road 445. The marker is located in the northern section of the Waelder Cemetery which is the center cemetery of the three cemeteries. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waelder TX 78959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopkinsville Lodge No. 183, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Town of Waelder
The Leander C. Cunningham gravestone and marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. The Leander C. Cunningham gravestone and marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Moulton (approx. 10.8 miles away); Old Moulton Baptist Church (approx. 10.8 miles away); Wheeler Building (approx. 11.4 miles away); Flatonia (approx. 11.4 miles away); Mike Schulze Building (approx. 11½ miles away); Olle Hotel (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waelder.
 
Also see . . .  Leander Calvin Cunningham (1810–1896). He moved to Texas with two of his older brothers, Andrew and David, in April 1833, and became the first lawyer in the frontier community of Mina, now Bastrop. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The entrance to the Waelder Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
3. The entrance to the Waelder Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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