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Near Avoca in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Swan's Chapel

Established 1905

 
 
Swan's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
1. Swan's Chapel Marker
Inscription. In 1905 J.L. Swan donated this land for a school and a cemetery. In 1913 the school was moved down the road by the work of Herman and Emma Breland Lieb with Tom and Laura Rowland and many others. The Church of Christ bought the property. A tabernacle was built in the early 1920's. In later years a new church building was erected of rock. It was lost due to fire on January 25, 1997.
 
Erected 1999 by Sadie Lieb Smith.
 
Location. 32° 47.704′ N, 99° 45.846′ W. Marker is near Avoca, Texas, in Jones County. Marker can be reached from County Road 260 east of County Road 267, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the west entrance of the Swan's Chapel Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Anson TX 79501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Creek Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); New Hope Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Arledge Field (approx. 8 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Anson (approx. 8.1 miles away); Omar Burleson (approx. 8.2 miles away); Fort Phantom Hill C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense
Swan's Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
2. Swan's Chapel Marker
Located at the west entrance gate to the cemetery
(approx. 8.2 miles away); Anson Opera House (approx. 8.2 miles away); Anson Jones (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Avoca.
 
Also see . . .  Swans Chapel Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on November 24, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
Swan's Chapel Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
3. Swan's Chapel Cemetery Entrance
Remains of Swan's Chapel Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
4. Remains of Swan's Chapel Church
Building burned in fire on January 25, 1997
Remains of Swan's Chapel Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
5. Remains of Swan's Chapel Church
View to east towards cemetery entrance
Swan's Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
6. Swan's Chapel Cemetery
View from County Road 260
Swan's Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
7. Swan's Chapel Cemetery
Swan's Chapel Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
8. Swan's Chapel Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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