Ben Ficklin Cemetery

Ben Ficklin Cemetery (HM26PK)

Location: San Angelo, TX 76904 Tom Green County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 24.307', W 100° 26.337'

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(Also known as Metcalfe-Spence Cemetery)

Replaced older burial plot at nearby settlement of Ben Ficklin, after flood of Aug. 24, 1882, washed away the town and inundated the cemetery, exposing many graves. Charles B. Metcalfe, nephew of Col. Francis C. Taylor, founder of Ben Ficklin, selected this site, on higher ground, to reinter remains of relatives, including Col. Taylor, and bury his mother, sister, and another uncle, victims of the flood.

Final resting place of many Tom Green County pioneers.

Cemetery and village were named for owner of San Antonion-El Paso mail line, Ben Ficklin.
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HM NumberHM26PK
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Year Placed1973
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 363206 N 3475395
Decimal Degrees31.40511667, -100.43895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 24.307', W 100° 26.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 24' 18.42" N, 100° 26' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S Bryant Blvd Frontage, San Angelo TX 76904, US
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