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

Harwood Cemetery

 
 
Harwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. Harwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The town of Harwood was founded in 1875 as a stop on the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad. Land was designated for a cemetery when town lots were platted. The oldest marked grave is that of I.M. Shelton, a Civil War veteran who died April 14, 1877. According to local tradition, Shelton was struck by lightning as he worked on the railroad. Other veterans interred here are from the Texas Revolution, the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, and Korea. A cemetery association was formed in 1957 to maintain the site.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2401.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1877.
 
Location. 29° 40.138′ N, 97° 30.116′ W. Marker is in Harwood, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on North 2nd Street, 0.1 miles west of Farm to Market Road 281, on the right when
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traveling west. The marker is located west of the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harwood TX 78632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore S. Lee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNeil Baptist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hall Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); McNeil Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wattsville Gin (approx. 7.1 miles away); First Christian Church of Luling (approx. 8.7 miles away); William Johnson Cabin (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harwood.
 
Also see . . .  Harwood Texas. The town was named for Thomas Moore Harwood, who moved to Texas in 1850 and began a law practice in Gonzales in 1853. He worked with Thomas W. Peirce in the acquisition of land and the development of the railway. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Harwood Cemetery Marker and Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. Harwood Cemetery Marker and Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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