Hodge's Bend Cemetery (White Lake Cemetery)

Hodge's Bend Cemetery (White Lake Cemetery) (HMIGE)

Location: Sugar Land, TX 77498 Fort Bend County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 38.441', W 95° 39.748'

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Burial site of American Revolutionary soldier Alexander Hodge and his wife.

A veteran of "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion's South Carolina brigade during the American Revolution,Alexander Hodge (b. 1760) brought his family to Texas in 1825. Hodge was prominent among the "Old Three Hundred" settlers; his sons fought in the Texas Revolution. His 1828 land grant from Stephen F. Austin, was named Hodge's Bend, included the site for this cemetery. The first grave here was that of his wife Ruth, who died in 1831. Hodge was buried here in 1836. The cemetery contains about 75 graves, including those of Hodge's descendants and other early settlers in the area. The last burial here was in 1942.
Note: A carved stone monument, the Alexander Hodge Memorial was placed in Sam Houston Park in Houston, Texas by the Lady Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It commemorates Alexander Hodge as "a hero of two republics" and refers to him as "one of Marion's Men." The stone was dedicated in 1912.
Details
HM NumberHMIGE
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Tags
Historical PeriodTexas Independence, Revolutionary
Historical PlaceCemetery
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 242243 N 3281934
Decimal Degrees29.64068333, -95.66246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 38.441', W 95° 39.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 38' 26.4600" N, 95° 39' 44.8800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17245 Old Richmond Rd, Sugar Land TX 77498, US
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I Saw The Marker

Can we use the cemetery as a burial thanks

Dec 3, 2016 at 2:20pm PST by azeem

I Saw The Marker

Appears in reasonably good condition,

Apr 14, 2016 at 12:39am PDT by dabmctx

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  1. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF RESTORING THE HODGES BEND CEMETERY. IT'S LOCATED IN SUGAR LAND TEXAS NEAR HOUSTON TEXAS. YOU MAY VISIT ANYTIME THE ATE IS NEVER LOCKED. PLEASE VISIT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE FOR INFORMATION AND DONATING. GOFUNDME.COM/HODGES BEND CEMETERY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ABOUT 45 TO 50% COMPLETED. YOU MAY EMAIL ME AT TEXASJUNK@WINDSTREAM.NET FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RESTORATION PROJECT. THERE ARE 75 GRAVES AND ONLY 20 OR SO ARE IDENTIFIED.

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