Details for Rector Chapel Cemetery (Atlas Number 5493012714)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493012714

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Marker Number 12714
Atlas Number 5493012714
Marker Title Rector Chapel Cemetery
Index Entry Rector Chapel Cemetery
Address FM 2772
City La Vernia
County Wilson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 2002
Designations
Marker Location From the intersection of Chihuahua St. & 775 N in downtown La Vernia go one mile to the intersection of FM 2772; go right on FM 2772 for 6/10 of a mile and turn right into a private drive and go about 400 ft. to the cemetery.
Marker Size HTC marker
Marker Text Rector Chapel Cemetery William Robert Wiseman (1816-1888) was a successful farmer and owned the first cotton gin in La Vernia. William Claiborne Rector (1805-1873), a hero of San Jacinto, farmed, served as postmaster and provided horses for the local stage line. The two men were close friends and together organized the Cibolo Presbyterian Church in 1852. Following Rector's death in 1873, a new chapel was built on Wiseman's farm; he named it after his good friend and, in 1877, set aside four acres "for church and burying purposes." The chapel was moved to La Vernia in 1891, but these gravestones remain, a record of La Vernia's rich heritage. Historic Texas Cemetery-2002