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

Mobeetie Cemetery

 
 
Mobeetie Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Mobeetie Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Mobeetie cemetery is the first known established cemetery in the Texas panhandle. It was born of necessity, established as a final resting place for those whose journey ended in Mobeetie, which evolved from an 1875 hunter’s camp and nearby army post. Over the course of time, some of the grave markers have been destroyed by both tornadoes and natural decay. The oldest gravestone remaining is dated May 2, 1882. Other burials include outlaws, accused horse thieves, those killed by an 1898 cyclone, ladies of the evening and the infant daughter of Temple Lea Houston. In addition, it is also the final resting place for the famed Texas Ranger, Captain G.W. Arrington.

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17232.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1882.
 
Location. 35° 30.169′ N, 100° 26.269′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on County Road H, 0.2 miles west
Mobeetie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Mobeetie Cemetery
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of Dubbs Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Elliot Flagpole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Lea Houston (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emanuel Dubbs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Rock House (approx. one mile away); Mobeetie (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 2, 2022