he story has been handed down through the years that the Wallace Family Cemetery plot came to be when a member of the Wallace family died and the body could not be transported to the top of Wallace Mountain. It is said that a terrible rainstorm had caused the creek to rise between the place of dwelling and the top of Wallace Mountain. It was decided that the body would be laid to rest on the opposite side of the creek. From the dates on the stones, it must have been in 1869, when John Lee Wallace died at age 11 months. It is not known if the other members of the family were laid beside John Lee by choice, or if there were other floods, but there are two other graves beside his.
The Wallace Family Cemetery is located .3 mile east from the traffic light at the junction of R.R. 12 an u.s. 290 (going toward Austin from Dripping Springs). It is within ten to fifteen feet of the fence that runs adjacent to Hwy 290 in a small fenced area (approximately 8' x 12'). The plot is fenced with a decorative twisted-wire fence; however, it is so overgrown with vines in the spring and summer that you cannot see the fence or the stones. It is more visible in winter months after a hard freeze. You will need to look very carefully to find it.
John L. Wallace, who is one of the family members interred here, was a veteran of the Civil War; however, his stone does not indicate this information. He served in Co. D., Filips Legion Cav. Long's Regt. according to the Veteran's Records in the Tula Townsend Wyatt Collection in the San Marcos Public Library.
GPS Coordinates: 30.19143, -98.07861
- Added: 9 May 2014
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2540087
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