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Near Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Moffat Cemetery

 
 
Moffat Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
1. Moffat Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This burial ground began as a family and Masonic cemetery. Although many, possibly older, graves exist, the oldest marked grave is that of Mary Marshall (d. 1861). In 1869, eight years after Marshall's death, J.A. Grimes sold his farm to Mary E. Dean. The parcel of land excluded two acres set aside for a graveyard. In 1893, Dean deeded additional property for the cemetery to the Leon Masonic Lodge No. 193, AF&AM. R.J. and Hattie Goode conveyed additional land to the lodge in 1916.

On July 23, 1921, the Masonic Lodge deeded the property to the Moffat Cemetery Association, which later acquired additional land for the burial ground. The association incorporated in 1976.

The cemetery is the final resting place for numerous area settlers, including pioneer Isaac Thomas Bean (1821-1899), who came to Texas in 1823 with his family. The names of prominent families and military veterans are found on the numerous markers, which include vertical stones and stone cairns.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13051.)
 
Location. 31° 12.985′ N, 97° 27.484′ W. Marker is near Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on State Highway 36 0.2 miles north of Burgandy Lane, on the
Moffat Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
2. Moffat Cemetery Entrance
right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moody TX 76557, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Moody (approx. 8.7 miles away); Bernard Moore Temple (approx. 10.7 miles away); Pool of Tears Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Temple Public Library (approx. 10.8 miles away); Site of Organization of the Texas Forestry Association (approx. 10.8 miles away); City of Temple (approx. 10.8 miles away); Wilson Van Dyke (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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