Mobeetie Cemetery

Mobeetie Cemetery (HM1RJ5)

Location: Mobeetie, TX 79061 Wheeler County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 30.169', W 100° 26.269'

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Mobeetie cemetery is the first known established cemetery in the Texas panhandle. It was born of necessity, established as a final resting place for those whose journey ended in Mobeetie, which evolved from an 1875 hunter's camp and nearby army post. Over the course of time, some of the grave markers have been destroyed by both tornadoes and natural decay. The oldest gravestone remaining is dated May 2, 1882. Other burials include outlaws, accused horse thieves, those killed by an 1898 cyclone, ladies of the evening and the infant daughter of Temple Lea Houston. In addition, it is also the final resting place for the famed Texas ranger, Captain G.W. Arrington.
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HM NumberHM1RJ5
Marker Number17232
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 369600 N 3929756
Decimal Degrees35.50281667, -100.43781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.169', W 100° 26.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 10.14" N, 100° 26' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14817-14847 Co Rd H, Mobeetie TX 79061, US
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