Details for Early Chapel Cemetery (Atlas Number 5287008144)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5287008144


Marker Number 8144
Atlas Number 5287008144
Marker Title Early Chapel Cemetery
Index Entry Early Chapel Cemetery
City Lexington
County Lee
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 691210
UTM Northing 3366098
Subject Codes graveyards; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; African American topics; Episcopal denomination
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 3.5 mi. east of Lexington on FM 696, then south on dirt road about .2 mile
Marker Size 20" x 20"
Marker Text Site bought by Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1850, although some burials had occurred here previously. Buried here are San Jacinto heroes Capt. Jas. Shaw (founder of Lexington) and Wm. Hawkins; Civil War veterans; Mrs. R. Y. King, wife of first Lee County judge. Contains special section for slaves. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967