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

Hoover's Valley Cemetery

 
 
Hoover's Valley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
1. Hoover's Valley Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1850 by the Rev. Isaac Hoover, of local Methodist Protestant church. He came from Tennessee; soon initiated services in nearby oak grove. Oldest stone dates from about 1850. Another grave is of Whitlock family, killed by Indians. Marked graves total 157; unmarked, 88. Tract is still in use.
 
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9720.)
 
Location. 30° 42.25′ N, 98° 22.849′ W. Marker is in Burnet, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is at the intersection of CR-119 and FM 2342, on the right when traveling north on CR-119. Cemetery is located SW across the street from the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burnet TX 78611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Longhorn Caverns (approx. 2.2 miles away); Longhorn Cavern Administration Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); Granite Industry in Llano County (approx. 4.3 miles away); C.S.A. Salt Works (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Antlers Caboose Rooms
Hoover's Valley Cemetery Marker, view from back, looking towards the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 30, 2011
2. Hoover's Valley Cemetery Marker, view from back, looking towards the cemetery
(approx. 4 miles away); McKinley Coach (approx. 4 miles away); Antlers Hotel (approx. 4 miles away); Fisher - Miller - Grant (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas Online. Hoover's Valley, TX (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

2. Handbook of Texas Online, brief discussion of Whitlock family massacre. (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
3. Whitlock massacre, additional information. This link provides additional detail, including the description provided by Wilbarger's Indian Depredations in Texas (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
Texas Monthly's guide to the Hill Country provides this description of the Whitlock massacre: ".. at the foot of nearby Long Mountain, a band of unknown Indians attacked the Whitlock cabin. Attracted by the smoke, neighbors found the Mr. Whitlock lying in the field where he had been surprised. They found the children scattered about the yard, stripped of their clothing. Mrs. Whitlock lay burning in the cabin, which was made
Whitlock Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 30, 2011
3. Whitlock Family Marker
This is a more recent grave marker in memory of the Whitlock Family mentioned on the historical marker. Marker reads: Whitlock Family Sacred to the memory of F.M. & Susan and family. Killed by Indians, Dec 7, 1870. Erected to preserve the history of our valley and honor the founding families who rest here. Dedicated this 24th day of April 1993
of cedar logs. Fire had burned the logs until they had fallen in, and it was not possible to retrieve her body until the next morning, by which time it had been reduced to ashes. The Whitlocks were buried here in the common grave marked by the weathered stone .."
    — Submitted December 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Whitlock Family, Original Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 30, 2011
4. Whitlock Family, Original Grave Marker
This is the original marker for the Whitlock family. It sits at the foot of the 1993 marker.
Hoover's Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
5. Hoover's Valley Cemetery
Hoover's Valley Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
6. Hoover's Valley Chapel
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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