Wesley Chapel Cemetery

Wesley Chapel Cemetery (HMIWR)

Location: Bluff Dale, TX 76433 Erath County
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N 32° 20.932', W 98° 3.329'

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Historic Texas Cemetery

Artesian springs helped draw settlers to Eastern Erath County and the community of Bluff Springs (later Bluff Dale). In 1872, Rev. James Wesley and Martha (Middleton) White donated seven acres of land for a church, school and community burial ground here. Many early Wesley Chapel Cemetery graves are unmarked. The Lewis family plot records several deaths in a short time span, likely reflecting illness from harsh frontier conditions. The Wesley Chapel Methodist Church was active until the 1920s. A cemetery association maintains the graveyard, and families meet each April for a work day. Today, the cemetery that overlooks north Paluxy Creek is the last remnant of the historic Wesley Chapel community.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 588876 N 3579497
Decimal Degrees32.34886667, -98.05548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.932', W 98° 3.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 55.92" N, 98° 3' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 277-541 Farm to Market 1188, Bluff Dale TX 76433, US
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