Woods Chapel Cemetery

Woods Chapel Cemetery (HM1JDG)

Location: McCaulley, TX 79534 Fisher County
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N 32° 45.407', W 100° 12.195'

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Settlement of this area of Fisher County began in the early 1880s. A small frame building, erected near this site in 1883-1884, was used as a school and church. A cemetery was established and was in use by 1884. The church was named in honor of its first pastor, J.B. Woods.
     Among the first settlers here were Henry Clay Lyon (1815-1889) and his family. Lyon, a native of Tennessee, was a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army as well as the Confederate forces of the Civil War. Although Lyon is buried in the Woods Chapel Cemetery, a granite marker in his honor was placed in the Roby Cemetery at the site of the graves of his wife and children. Plans to reinter him next to his widow during the Texas Centennial of 1936 were never completed.
     The earliest marked grave in the Woods Chapel Cemetery is that of Sarah H. Lawrence (1881-1884), a granddaughter of Henry C. Lyon. Of the twenty-six marked graves here, thirteen are those of infants or small children. The graveyard also contains at least twenty-eight unmarked graves. An important part of Fisher County history, the cemetery is the site of an annual San Jacinto Day observance on April 21.
Marker Number5901
Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 387286 N 3624964
Decimal Degrees32.75678333, -100.20325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.407', W 100° 12.195'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 24.42" N, 100° 12' 11.7" 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 5901 US-180, McCaulley TX 79534, US
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