“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Yorktown in DeWitt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Shiloh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 5, 2019
1. Shiloh Marker
Inscription.  The small farming community of Shiloh began about 1847 with settlement by the McBride, Hamilton, McFarland, Odom, Anderson, and Woods families. In 1851 John Keith Rankin helped organize a Methodist Episcopal Church, whose members erected a building in 1852. Shiloh School, established in 1856, served the community until the early part of the 20th century. The first burial in the Shiloh Cemetery was that of Montraville Woods, son of Texas patriot Zadock Woods, in 1857. Woods Cemetery, as it is now called, is all that remains of the Shiloh community.
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4679.)
Location. 29° 0.834′ N, 97° 27.329′ W. Marker is near Yorktown, Texas, in DeWitt County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 72 and Woods Cemetery Road (County Road 478), on the right when traveling west on State Highway 72. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown TX 78164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Witt County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Charles A. Schlinke
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(approx. 5.3 miles away); Clinton (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hopkinsville Community (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Edward Mügge House (approx. 11.3 miles away); Early Texas Bandstands (approx. 11.3 miles away); Proctor-Green House (approx. 11.3 miles away); Cuero Land and Immigration Company (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Also see . . .  Shiloh, TX (DeWitt County) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on April 17, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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