Tobey Cemetery

Tobey Cemetery (HMIG1)

Location: Kempner, TX 76539 Burnet County
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N 31° 0.137', W 97° 54.135'

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This cemetery, which began with the burial of Mary J. Tobey in 1872, overlooks a stretch of the Lampasas River valley named for Nathaniel Wheeler Tobey (1810-1892). A blacksmith from Connecticut, Tobey settled on several hundred acres here about 1870 and built a two-story rock house nearby in 1875. Nathaniel Tobey, his wife Winnie (Dennis) (1828-1878), and Mary J. Tobey are the only Tobey's buried here.

About 1875 William H. Reavis (1821-1885) and his wife Harritt (Ellis)Reavis (1830-1893) purchased land along the Lampasas River east of this site. William and Harritt and a large number of their descendants are buried here. In 1895 John Priest, Sr., (1839-1908) and Mary (Castleberry) Priest (1841-1925) purchased a significant portion of the Tobeys' original estate, including this cemetery. John and Mary Priest and many of their descendants also are buried here. Successive generations of the Reavis and Priest families have owned land in this area of Tobey Valley.

Tobey Cemetery contains the burials of many of the pioneer families and their descendants who lived in Tobey Valley including the Bell, Williams, Shed, Castleberry, and Black families. This historic cemetery is maintained by a cemetery association.
HM NumberHMIG1
Marker Number13394_MARKER
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 604798 N 3430372
Decimal Degrees31.00228333, -97.90225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 0.137', W 97° 54.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 0' 8.22" N, 97° 54' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)512, 254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 714 Co Rd 221, Kempner TX 76539, US
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