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Aledo in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Hood Family Cemetery

Hood Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark
1. Hood Family Cemetery Marker

South Carolina native A. J. Hood (b. 1820) migrated to Cherokee County, Texas, about 1846. Ten years later, after representing that area during two terms of the state legislature, he moved his family here. Hood opened a law office in Weatherford (11 miles northwest) and later served as district judge. This family cemetery was first used in 1865 for the burial of Hood's wife Elizabeth (McEwen) (b. 1827). Located on land near their original home, this site was her choice for the construction of a future house. Her grave is marked with a stone from the nearby creek.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2555.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 32° 42.76′ N, 97° 37.898′ W. Marker is in Aledo, Texas, in Parker County. Marker can be reached from Jenkins Road north of Underwood Road, on the left when traveling west. This marker is inside the cemetery and can be seen from the cemetery gate. The cemetery is round, and has
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a stone wall around it. Approach the cemetery on Jenkins Road from the east. Right next to the cemetery, Jenkins Road is blocked by a gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aledo TX 76008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bankhead Highway in Aledo (approx. 1.8 miles away); City of Aledo (approx. 2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Aledo (approx. 2 miles away); Aledo United Methodist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Annetta Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lawson Daniel Gratz (approx. 3.4 miles away); Isaac Parker (approx. 5.9 miles away); Texas Pythian Home (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aledo.
Marker in Hood Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, January 1, 2022
2. Marker in Hood Family Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2022, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2022, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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