Details for Wheeler Cemetery (Atlas Number 5507016302)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016302


Marker Number 16302
Atlas Number 5507016302
Marker Title Wheeler Cemetery
Index Entry Wheeler Cemetery
City Stockdale
County Wilson
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2010
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location CR 312
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Also known as Wheeler-Butler Cemetery, this family graveyard was first used in 1863 when David Wheeler’s second wife, Maniza, died in childbirth, followed shortly by the infant, Lela. David and his brother, John E. Wheeler, operated a grist mill on the nearby Cibolo Creek; a brick-making kiln was also constructed. Besides the Wheelers, members from neighboring families, including the Butlers, who married into the Wheeler family, are interred here. In 2008, the Wheeler-Butler Cemetery Association formed to maintain the graveyard, which had been forgotten and neglected. Today, the burial ground remains a record of families who settled the area when Cibolo Creek was still a wild frontier.