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Union Chapel Cemetery and Church

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Garden Valley, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 31' 19.98963000012", -95° 35' 30.97982000004"
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     The earliest marked grave in this cemetery, that of Olive Cosby Mayne, is dated August 1873, one month before early area settler Amplias Smith deeded 3 acres of land here for a Methodist Church and cemetery. The congregation soon built a sanctuary that served until a new structure was erected in 1949. Smith and others gave additional land over the years, thus greatly enlarging the size of the cemetery. Many members of pioneer families in this rural area are buried here, including land donor Amplias Smith (1813-1888) and his wife, Martha (1825-1883). Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Union Chapel Cemetery and Church Historical Marker Location Map, Garden Valley, Texas

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