Butler Family Cemetery

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Butler Family Cemetery

  • Driftwood, Hays County, Texas, USA
    Latitude: 30.08127, Longitude: -97.98944
  • 58 Memorials added (81% photographed)

This is a family cemetery located on property controlled by Dr. Frank Zimmerman Jr. and his brother, Roger, attorney at law. The land was used by the Reece and Lucy (Meeks) Butler family as a final resting place for family, friends and other early area pioneers. Among the several unmarked graves are said to be two former slaves of Reece Butler. The earliest marked grave is that of a young child, Ora L. Cannon who died in September 1872. She was the first great-granddaughter of Reece and Lucy (Meeks) Butler. A large crypt made of concrete and large rocks (2X3X8) has no identification. William Austin Mayes, whose remains are in this cemetery, served in the Civil War. He was in Co. C, Texas Cav., Duff's Regt. His death certificate listed the place of burial as "Onion Creek Cemetery." To reach the Butler Family Cemetery, from downtown Kyle, go west on Center Street from railroad tracks for 0.5 mile to the intersection of County Road 150. Turn right on 150 and drive 8.3 miles to intersection of 150 and F.M. Road. 3237. Stay to the right of 150 (at Hays City). Go 2.4 more miles to entrance of Zimmerman Ranch on right side of road. There are two gates into the ranch. One has the name over it. From the gate(s), drive 0.9 mile into ranch on winding paved road. There will be an opening in the fence (a wire gap or gate). Turn right into pasture and immediately back to right beside fence line. Drive 0.1 mile down fence line; turn left and drive another 0.l mile, veering to the left. This is a pasture full of cedar trees and stumps and it is advisable to be in a pickup truck or four-wheel drive vehicle. The cemetery is in a clump of trees (invisible from the road). There are two works days a year when family members gather to clean and those are the only two opportunities to visit the cemetery. Contact Benjamin Blue Johnson for those dates and to schedule an opportunity to help clean. 512-353-0494

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GPS Coordinates: 30.08127, -97.98944

  • Added: 5 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2337033