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Near Lexington in Lee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lexington Memorial Cemetery

 
 
Lexington Memorial Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
1. Lexington Memorial Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A Methodist Episcopal Church locally known as the German Methodist Church, was organized in Lexington in 1882. The church purchased two acres of land for a cemetery in November 1898. The first recorded burials on this site were those of two-year-old Reinhold Retzlaff and four-year-old Gustav Hillegeist in the spring of 1899. Also interred here are Civil War veterans Bernhard Retzlaff (who fought for both the Union and the Confederacy), Jacob Seifert and Gustav Urbantke, who served as a lay minister for forty years. Others buried here include members of the Bauer, Grusendorf, Hillegeist, Hornung, Letterman, Otto, Peterson, Raesener, and Raschke families. All were charter members of the church.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12026.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1898.
 
Location. 30° 25.279′ N, 97° 0.028′ W. Marker is near Lexington, Texas, in Lee County. Marker is on County Highway 410, 0.2 miles east of U.S. 77, on the left when
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traveling east. The marker is located at the front of the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1073 County Road 410, 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. The First Baptist Church of Lexington (approx. 0.6 miles away); United Methodist Church of Lexington (approx. ¾ mile away); Town of Lexington (approx. ¾ mile away); Lexington Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Lexington Masonic Lodge No. 138 (approx. ¾ mile away); Indian Camp Branch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 8 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
The front view of the Lexington Memorial Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2022
2. The front view of the Lexington Memorial Cemetery and Marker
 
 
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 183 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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