Hinds Cemetery

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Hinds Cemetery

Location
Caldwell County, Texas, USA
Memorials 11 added (73% photographed)

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The land for this cemetery was part of the head right league that was granted to James B. Hinds and then assigned to his daughter Minerva Hinds upon his death. Minerva built a house nearby but it was abandoned in the late 1930s and the lumber was sold during World War II but the family cemetery remained on the site. Slaves as well as family members were buried here. The cemetery was damaged by a storm in the 1960s. When it was surveyed by the Caldwell County Genealogical & Historical Society in 2007, only 10 headstones could be read, although it has been estimated by one researcher that over 100 people were buried here.

The society posted the following directions to the cemetery: From the intersection of FM 86 and FM 1322, go south on FM 1322 for 0.7 miles. Take a right on CR 128 and go 0.2 miles west. The cemetery is about 0.3 miles off to the left on private property.

A Find A Grave member attempted to visit the cemetery on 13 July 2015 and was unable to locate it. The area where the cemetery is believed to be located is overgrown with brush and has been extensively worked over by oil and gas lease work. The sign at the entrance says "Addie Hinds Lease." Addie was the wife of Benjamin Taylor Hinds and both are buried here. Benjamin was the son of Minerva and Joseph G. Hinds, who were first cousins.

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GPS Coordinates: 29.75441, -97.59592

  • Added: 29 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2149731