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Near Leming in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shiloh Cemetery

 
 
Shiloh Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
1. Shiloh Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The first burial in this graveyard, that of fourteen-year-old John Uzell, took place in 1857. The land at that time belonged to Isaac H. Cavender, Sr., who was related to Uzell. Cavender allowed other burials on his property and soon the graveyard became known as the Shiloh Cemetery, taking its name from the surrounding community.

For many years the cemetery was associated with an adjacent schoolhouse that also was used for Baptist church services. The log cabin, built in 1868, served the Baptist Church until the congregation built its own sanctuary in 1898. The Shiloh community also was served until the end of the nineteenth century by a general store that was operated by Robert M. Long.

Many of the graves in the Shiloh Cemetery date from the 1800s. Some of the family names appearing on the tombstones include Kennard, Williams, McAda, Cavender, Black, Young, Musgrave, May, Coble, and Johnson. Many of the descendants of these pioneer families still live in the area.

The Shiloh Cemetery, which contains both marked and unmarked grave sites, is cared for by the Shiloh Cemetery Association.
 
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1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4681.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 29° 4.043′ N, 98° 30.827′ W. Marker is near Leming, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is on Shilo Road, half a mile south of Farm to Market Road 1470, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poteet TX 78065, 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. Brite Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Poteet (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 5˝ miles away); Site of San Augustine Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cooper Chapter No. 101, Royal Arch Masons (approx. 7 miles away); Verdi (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leming.
 
Shiloh Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John A Hensarling, June 21, 2012
2. Shiloh Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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