Harwood in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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 Sites • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
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 travelingTouch 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 12 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); William Johnson Cabin (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Luling (approx. 8.8 miles away); Edgar B. Davis (approx. 8.8 miles away); Zedler's Mills (approx. 9 miles away); Fort Waul (approx. 10.7 miles away); James Hodges Sr. (approx. 11.3 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.)
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 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.