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Taken 28-Jul-13
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, McCulloch County Historical Marker, Rochelle Cemetery
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Dimensions4928 x 3264
Original file size5.72 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken28-Jul-13 17:05
Date modified28-Jul-13 17:05
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Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length17 mm
Focal length (35mm)25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/9
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 100
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Rochelle Cemetery

Rochelle Cemetery

McCulloch County, Texas
31 12.866' N 99 11.318' W

Text: E.E. Willoughby (1853-1935), a cattleman from Tarrant County, moved to Rochelle (then about 1.5 mi. SW) in 1883. He acquired land here in 1886 along the Brady-San Saba Road. In 1889 he donated two acres near this site for the community's school and church building, moved here from its original 1886 site about one mile south. When Willoughby's 19-month-old son Ernest Eckie died in 1894, he buried the infant near the school. In 1896, Willoughby deeded one acre here as the Rochelle Cemetery. A new school was built here in 1899. The community and schoolhouse were moved in 1903 about 2 miles northwest to the new Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railroad. This cemetery continued to serve the new community, first named Crothers but soon renamed Rochelle. The tombstones here of the Rev. and Mrs. C.W. Jones indicate that she died in Crothers (1906) and he died in Rochelle (1910), though they both died at their home in the same town. Willoughby deeded another acre to this cemetery in 1910, but he was ultimately buried in Brady at Live Oak Cemetery. The rock fence here was built in 1935, and four more acres were purchased in 1943. The cemetery contains almost 500 graves, of which 105 are unmarked. An association founded in 1972 cares for the grounds.