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Bethesda Cemetery

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FM 113, off US 180 about 17 mi. from Weatherford, Bethesda, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 53' 14.33888000016", -97° 58' 44.38894000008"
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    Settlers in the 1860s called this area Dry Creek but renamed it Bethesda Community in 1876 after they built a schoolhouse used for Methodist worship. John G. Leach (1846-1930) and John Marshall Coalson (1826-1897) gave land near the school for a cemetery in 1877 when Leach's daughter Minnie E. (1872-1961) seemed near death with diphtheria. She recovered and the earliest marked grave is that of Charlie A. Walker (1879-1880). Childhood mortality accounts for many graves in the older part of the cemetery. Descendants of pioneer families donated land in 1973 to enlarge the site to five acres. (1978)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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