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

Lueders Cemetery

 
 
Lueders Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
1. Lueders Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The town of Lueders lies along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, on land given by the state of Texas to heirs of Frederick Luders, a German immigrant who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. Early area settlers included U.S. Indian agent Jess Stem, who homesteaded a few miles south of here in 1852. Ranching was the dominant activity in the latter 19th century.
     In 1900, the Webb and Hill Land and Cattle Company bought the Goethe & Fuchs Ranch on the Clear Fork and developed the town of Lueders. In the same year, limestone rock quarries opened and the Texas Central Railroad extended their tracks here from Albany. The new community soon had a school, post office, cotton gins and businesses. A graveyard in a pasture near Rhomberg Street served Lueders citizens from about 1902-06. Hand digging graves at that site became impractical because of thick layers of limestone.
     In 1907, John M. Roberts, Clark Henry King and Mrs. E.V. Risley donated land for a new Lueders cemetery, also later known as Clear Fork Cemetery. The site abutted the railroad tracks of the Texas Central (later the MKT). For many years, pallbearers carried caskets up the railroad embankment and down the other side to the burial plots. An open-sided tabernacle on the north side of the cemetery was used for memorial services in the early years. The earliest
Main Entrance of Lueders Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
2. Main Entrance of Lueders Cemetery
burial is the unnamed infant daughter of George and Cate Risley. Hundreds of pioneer settlers, area residents and veterans of conflicts dating from the Civil War are buried here. Cemetery features include granite, marble, concrete, and wooden gravestones, with Lueders limestone grave markers also prominent. Lueders Cemetery remains a chronicle of past and an important part of the community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2010

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16870.)
 
Location. 32° 46.249′ N, 99° 36.916′ W. Marker is near Lueders, Texas, in Jones County. Marker can be reached from County Road 203 0.7 miles south of County Road 205, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lueders TX 79533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Big Country Baptist Assembly (approx. 2 miles away); Bud Matthews Switch of the Texas Central Railway (approx. 6.2 miles away); Butterfield Overland Mail (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Cable Tool Oil Field (approx. 6.9 miles away); Smith's Station
View to South from County Road 203 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
3. View to South from County Road 203
(approx. 7 miles away); Cold War Hardline Communications Pit (approx. 7.4 miles away); Swan's Chapel (approx. 8.8 miles away); Bethel Lutheran Church (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lueders, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on November 26, 2014.) 

2. Lueders Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on November 26, 2014.) 
 
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Lueders Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
4. Lueders Cemetery
View to northwest from County Road 203
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By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
5. Lueders Cemetery
View to southeast from northwest part of cemetery
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By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
6. Lueders Cemetery
View to east
Lueders Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
7. Lueders Cemetery
View to northwest from southeast part of cemetery
Map of Cemetery Platts image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 18, 2014
8. Map of Cemetery Platts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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