Aurora in Wise County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(1/4 mile E)
Named for John Teague, a veteran of the War with Mexico (1846-48), who came from Missouri with his family in 1858 and settled this land. Teague also served on the frontier during the Civil War. Teague’s mother, or a son, was possibly the first burial here. The earliest gravestone is that of the Rev. Jacob Moffett, who was killed by Indians on Sept. 5, 1865. The cemetery contains about 30 graves, of which only 12 have inscribed tombstones. In 1885, Teague moved to Foard County, and the cemetery was no longer used, as other burial plots were opened in the area.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13760.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 33° 2.611′ N, 97° 30.145′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Texas, in Wise County. Marker is on Sid McGoodwin Road. The marker is located across a field from the cemetery on Sid McGoodwin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rhome TX 76078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Lawson Bledsoe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Aurora Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eagle Mountain Lake MCAS Auxiliary (Rhome Field) (approx. 1.6 miles away); United Methodist Church of Rhome (approx. 1.8 miles away); Masonic Lodge #479 (approx. 4.4 miles away); The 1865 Indian Creek Raid (approx. 4˝ miles away); Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Deep Creek Community (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
Regarding Teague Cemetery. The marker subject Teague Cemetery is located in the woods and brush.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 37 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on April 19, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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