On the east side of CR 4526 (Masonic Springs Road) New Fountain Medina County Texas USA
Cemetery notes and/or description: Directions: From US 90, turn north onto 4526 (Masonic Springs Road), proceed 1.7 miles, just past Hondo Creek at the top of the hill. Cemetery is on east side of road.
Masonic Springs Cemetery, formerly known as Masonic Cemetery of Hondo Valley Lodge No. 252, A.F. & A.M. - In 1859, a decade after Medina County was created, Freemasons and others in the New Fountain Settlement built a 2-story stone church-lodge hall at this site. Hondo Valley Lodge No. 252, A.F. & A.M., was chartered in 1860. The Masonic Cemetery was opened here in 1864 when Junior Warden Rubin Smith was killed by Indians. Masons and members of their families rest here in 22 graves. By an unexplained circumstance, Masonic emblem is upside down on 2 headstones. Hondo Valley Lodge, demised in 1883, was parent of Devine Lodge No. 590 and Hondo City Lodge No. 756, A.F. & A.M. 1973.