Details for Shiloh Cemetery (Atlas Number 5507016869)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016869


Marker Number 16869
Atlas Number 5507016869
Marker Title Shiloh Cemetery
Index Entry Shiloh Cemetery
City Sutherland Springs
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 586748
UTM Northing 3232710
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2008
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location on FM 539 5.2 miles south of the intersection of US 87 & FM 539
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The Shiloh community developed along Lodi-Sutherland Springs Road. In 1886, J. H. James and others sold land to John P. Pritchett for a cemetery, although the land was already being used as a burial ground. Pritchett also later conveyed adjoining land to the Methodist Episcopal Church South and to Wilson County to establish Shiloh School. The earliest known burial here was Florence Price (d. 1884). James Madison Smith (d. 1905) served in the 2nd Florida Cavalry C.S.A. during the Civil War. The last known burial was Thomas McDonald in 1939. Today, Shiloh Cemetery features concrete, granite and marble headstones, unmarked graves, and interior fencing. It is a historic vestige of a rural Wilson County settlement.