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

Wheeler Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Wheeler Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The site of Wheeler Cemetery was conveyed to J.E. Stanley, trustee for the Wheeler Community graveyard, by R.M. Stone and Nellie J. Stone, original owners of the property, in 1907. There are more than 2,700 recognized graves with the first tombstone dating back to 1904. The cemetery is the burial site of many veterans including at least one from the Civil War, 31 from WWI, 81 from WWII, 10 from the Korean War, six from Vietnam and one from Iraq. Other notable burials include Abraham Finsterwald, a soldier stationed at Fort Elliott in 1887-88; a bank robber; and a cat. Many civic leaders who built the community of Wheeler have their final resting place at this cemetery.

Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17231.)
 
Location. 35° 25.904′ N, 100° 16.969′ W. Marker is in Wheeler, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 2473 half a mile west of U.S. 83, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to small building in cemetery . Marker is in this post office area: Wheeler TX 79096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Wheeler Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Wheeler Cemetery Marker
. The Millie Porter House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wheeler County Jail (approx. one mile away); Wheeler County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Wheeler County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mobeetie Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (approx. 10 miles away); Temple Lea Houston (approx. 10 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeler.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Wheeler Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Wheeler Cemetery
Abraham Finsterwald gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
4. Abraham Finsterwald gravesite
"...Abraham Finsterwald, a soldier stationed at Fort Elliott in 1887-88.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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