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Near Sugar Land in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hodge's Bend Cemetery

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, January 23, 2010
1. Hodge's Bend Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A veteran of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion's South Carolina brigade during the American Revolution, Alexander Hodge (b. 1760) brought his family to Texas in 1825. Hodge was prominent among the "Old Three Hundred" settlers; his sons fought in the Texas Revolution. His 1828 land grant from Stephen F. Austin, named Hodge's Bend, included the site for this cemetery. First grave here was that of his wife Ruth, who died in 1831. Hodge was buried here in 1836. The cemetery contains about 75 graves, including those of Hodge's descendants and other early settlers in the area. The last burial here was in 1942.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9000.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 29° 38.441′ N, 95° 39.748′ W. Marker is near Sugar Land, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Richmond Road and Pheasant Creek Drive, on the right when traveling north on Old Richmond
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By Gregory Walker, January 23, 2010
2. Hodge's Bend Cemetery with marker visible
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Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar Land TX 77498, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugar Land Refinery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Texas Prison System Central State Farm Main Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sugar Land Independent School District No. 17 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Stafford's Point (approx. 4.9 miles away); Alief Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Dismounted Texas Cavalry (approx. 5.8 miles away); Dairy (Alief) (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sugar Land.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,686 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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