Antioch Colony  LbNA # 70672

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateNov 3 2016
LocationAntioch Cemetery, Buda, TX
Found By screamin meemie
Last Found May 19 2017
Hike Distance.1 mi
Last EditedNov 3 2016

Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Status: alive

In 1870, Joseph F. Rowley sold tracts of land along Onion Creek to former slaves for the purpose of establishing a farming settlement. These freedmen founded Antioch Colony, also known as Black Colony, and within a few years ten to fifteen families lived in the community. They were successful growing corn, cotton and sugar cane and in 1874 they built a school as part of their own district. Antioch Colony remained active until the 1950's when most residents moved away for better jobs and Antioch was virtually abandoned. However, two decades later former residents and their descendants began returning to Antioch, some purchasing the land that their ancestors had previously owned, and the community continues to thrive today. In 2011 a historical marker was dedicated to the Antioch Colony by the town of Buda, and you can see this marker on your way to the Antioch Cemetery where this box can be found.

Go north on FM 967 about 0.4 mile, turn left on CR 148 for 0.1 mile, then turn right on CR 147 (Old Black Colony Rd). The Historical Marker will be on your left shortly, then continue another 0.5 mile to Antioch Cemetery on the right. Park on side of road by gate.

Enter gate and go right along fence past a double-trunk tree and several single trees to another double-trunker against the fence just before it bends left. LB is at back left base under a rock and leaves.