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Taken 8-Aug-08
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Llano County Historical Marker, Chew Cemetery
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Dimensions2896 x 1944
Original file size1.68 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken8-Aug-08 14:44
Date modified14-Aug-08 16:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.9
Exposure1/250 at f/16
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Chew Cemetery

Chew Cemetery

Llano County, Texas
30 47.829' N 98 56.967' W

Text: Born in West Virginia in 1832, George Oliver Chew came to Texas in 1839. He married Nancy Taylor prior to 1870, and they settled in western Llano County in 1883, purchasing 320 acres of land. This site probably was first used as a family cemetery about 1885 when their infant granddaughter was interred here. The second marked burial was that of a 2-year-old grandson, Osceola Chew, in 1887. George Oliver Chew was interred here in 1901. The Chew family continued to grow, operating a school and later a cotton gin. In 1927 they sold the land to another family, who donated back the one-acre cemetery twenty years later. There are more than 40 known graves in the Chew Cemetery. Both a Confederate and a Union soldier are interred here, as are veterans of other military conflicts.