N 30° 19.703' W 96° 21.700' (WGS84)
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Location: United States > Texas
Cache Type: Traditional
Status: Ready for Search
Date Hidden: 03 September 2011
Date Created: 03 September 2011
Last Modified: 09 September 2011
Cache is a small camo'd plastic tube. Bring your own writing utensil.
Old Independence Cemetery was founded in 1823. It is located in Independence, Texas on land donated by Madora Cole McCrocklin, a daughter of Judge J. P. Cole, one of the "Old 300" from the Austin Colony. The cemetery was an early community graveyard used by Anglo-American pioneers of Texas. It is commemorated by a state historical marker.
Congrats to AgNav and ChurchLady59 for the co-FTF!
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24 March 2012 TommyGator Found it
The wildflowers were abundant in the cemetery as we approached and wended our way around a few other cars enjoying this place. Fortunately, the GZ was clear so Mrs T., PirateKate, and I started looking around. PK and I chose poorly in selecting spots to search, which we recognized when we saw Mrs T. doing the happy dance in a spot where neither vof us had looked.
We had just finished signing the log and were about to replace the container when a gentleman came walking over and gave us a map of the local area and described many of the sights we might enjoy. I asked if he was the mayor of Independence, but he admitted only to being a local farmer who just wanted to help out. We really appreciated his thoughtfulness---just another aspect of geocaching that we truly enjoy.
We put the cache back, then went over for the other cache in this beautiful place. TFTC!
09 September 2011 AgNav Found it