Mt. Hope Cemetery

Mt. Hope Cemetery (HMIQA)

Location: Alto, TX 75925 Cherokee County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 31.484', W 94° 58.096'

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(2 miles Southeast)

Joseph H. Bowman, a veteran of the Texas War for Independence from Mexico, offered one hundred acres of land to the Rev. W.D. Lewis to come to Mt. Hope community and establish a Methodist church and cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Lewis agreed and the congregation began in 1875. In November of that year Margaret (Ruby) Hicks was the first person to be buried in the adjacent cemetery. Though the church was moved to nearby Wells after the railroad came through in 1886, the cemetery continued to be a place of importance among the more than 1800 people of Wells, Mt. Hope and other Cherokee County communities interred here. There are more than 200 military veterans, including eight Confederate soldiers. The cemetery is a chronicle of the history of Cherokee County.
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HM NumberHMIQA
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Marker Number11806
Year Placed2000
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 313117 N 3489436
Decimal Degrees31.52473333, -94.96826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.484', W 94° 58.096'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 29.04" N, 94° 58' 5.76" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 County Rd 2626, Alto TX 75925, US
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