Tres Cruces LbNA # 20006
|Placed Date||Jan 7 2006|
Planted by: Blue Butterfly
Carved by: PSGuru
About the Location:
First known as Union Church as several denominations joined here to worship as early as 1836. Organized in 1838. A small log church was completed that year on ten acres donated by Dr. John M. Sparks. The present structure dates from 1859. According to legend, the first burial in this cemetery was that of a young girl whose family, traveling through the area when she died, buried her here before continuing their westward journey. . Other burials of interest include those of veterans of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Texas Revolution. Records indicate that some forty-seven Confederate Civil War soldiers are buried in the southern portion of the cemetery, and twenty-one Union soldiers are interred in unmarked graves. Hurricane Rita (2005) destroyed the tree in front of the church that was the original meeting place. Please be respectful of the church grounds and the cemetery.
Near the “Oldest Town in Texas” is the Old North Church. From loop 224, go north on business 59,0.9 miles to CR 205. There will be a historical sign that points you in the right direction. The Old North Church, is located 0.1 miles on the right. Park and find the historical marker about the Old North Church Cemetery.
To the box:
1. Facing the marker, turn left and walk to the end of the fence.
2. Continue following the tree line (on your right) to the SE corner of the cemetery and find Willeva Beatty’s headstone. (The writing will be upside down).
3. Standing behind the headstone, you will see two pine trees (in line) approximately 10 steps away and up a hill. The box is between these two trees. Please re-hide well and let me know the status of this box.