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Adina Cemetery

 
 
Adina Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
1. Adina Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Following his service in the Civil War, Alabama native R.L. Cain came to Texas and settled in this area. In 1867, he deeded five acres to Lee County for a cemetery for this area, known then as Cain School community. The settlement's name changed to Adina when its post office was established, and the cemetery became known as the Adina Community Cemetery. Predating Cain's deed for the cemetery, the earliest known burials here are the unmarked grave of an infant, the child of a family camping in the area, and that of Martha Cane Slaughter, who died in 1871.

In 2001, six burials from the McDavid and Craddock families, originally located in nearby Craddock Cemetery, in Bastrop County, were reinterred here next to members of their extended families. The graves include that of William B. Craddock, one of many victims of the violence that plagued the area in the 1870s and 1880s.

Maintained and operated by the Adina Cemetery Association, the graveyard includes burials of veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The headstones in the well-shaded burial ground tell the stories of the early residents
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Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13130.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 30° 25.325′ N, 97° 10.388′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Texas, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 309, 2.2 miles north of County Highway 696, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located in front of the cemetery and west of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5892 County Road 309, Lexington TX 78947, 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. Knobbs Springs Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Post Oak Island Lodge #181, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lawhon Springs Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pioneer Publisher and Printer David Ervin Lawhon (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of Gano Community (approx. 7 miles away); Siloah Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Adina, TX. Texas State Historical Association
Adina
Adina Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
2. Adina Cemetery Marker
is a rural community four miles north of Farm Road 696 and four miles west of Farm Road 122 in northwestern Lee County. The area was first settled after the Civil War. R. L. Cain, an early settler, donated five acres for a school and cemetery, and for a time the community was known as Cain School House.
(Submitted on September 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Adina Cemetery and Marker from the church parking lot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
3. The view of the Adina Cemetery and Marker from the church parking lot
The marker is behind the front gate on the left side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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