Leakey Cemetery

Leakey Cemetery (HM23QT)

Location: Leakey, TX 78873 Real County
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N 29° 43.44', W 99° 45.665'

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Originally known as the Floral Cemetery and serving an earlier community by that name, this cemetery dates to at least 1881. Land for the graveyard was sold by John and Nancy Leakey for one dollar and a cemetery plot.

The oldest documented burials here are those of Sara Catherine McLaurin (b. 1849) and fifteen-year-old Allen Lease, who were killed on April 19, 1881, in the last Indian raid in the Frio Canyon area. The next interment was that of Civil War Veteran John Colter Brice, who died April 30, 1881.

The only public cemetery in the Leakey vicinity, this graveyard contains the burials of many of the area's early settlers. Gravestones attest to the hardships of life in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the epidemics of measles, typhoid fever, diphtheria, and influenza which claimed many lives.

There are over 900 documented burials here, as well as a number of unmarked graves.
Those interred in the Leakey Cemetery include pioneers, children, elected officials of Real and Edwards counties, community leaders and veterans. The founder of the town, John Leakey, and his wife Nancy are both buried here.
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HM NumberHM23QT
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Year Placed1988
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 426391 N 3288445
Decimal Degrees29.72400000, -99.76108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 43.44', W 99° 45.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 43' 26.4" N, 99° 45' 39.9" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 180 Ranch Rd 337, Leakey TX 78873, US
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