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Old Independence Cemetery - OU031B

 Resting place of famous early Texans

Hidden by  NativTxn

N 30° 19.703' W 96° 21.700' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Texas
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Micro
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 03 September 2011
 Date Created: 03 September 2011
 Last Modified: 09 September 2011
 Waypoint: OU031B

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 1 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
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Description   EN   

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.

Numerous prominent figures of the Republic of Texas are buried here, along with founders of Baylor University, which had its first campus in Independence.

Gravestones are cut from native limestone and some are decorated with seashells. There are a number of false crypts in the cemetery.

 

Congrats to AgNav and ChurchLady59 for the co-FTF!

 

Placed by a member of

Brazos Valley Geocachers

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 1x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

	15 September 2013 phantom_309 Didn't find it

Brenda and I looked for this one awhile. We figured we had the hint right and ground zero pinned down. Well, we strike out from time to time but tomorrow is another day and another trip. We hope the cache was not at the big tree that was just cut down. Thanks Anyway, we will be back this way some day.  Wink

	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

FTF @ 3:05 with ChurchLady59. We just lucked up on this one. TFTC. SL.