Burnet in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hoover's Valley Cemetery
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9720.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
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 WorksThe Antlers Caboose Rooms (approx. 4½ miles away); McKinley Coach (approx. 4½ miles away); Antlers Hotel (approx. 4½ miles away); Fisher - Miller - Grant (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burnet.
Also see . . . Handbook of Texas Online, brief discussion of Whitlock family massacre. (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
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 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
— Submitted December 30, 2011, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.
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