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Taken 25-Feb-18
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Category:Travel and Places
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Keywords:Falls County Texas Cemetery, Hope Cemetery
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.99 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken25-Feb-18 14:03
Date modified25-Feb-18 14:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/160 at f/13
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Hope Cemetery

Hope Cemetery

Falls County, Texas
31 24.778' N 96 47.255' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of CR-139 and FM-1240. Go .6 miles north on FM-1240. The cemetery is on the left (west) side of the road.

Historical Marker: Falls County Judge W. R. Reagan, pioneer school teacher, gave this 10-acre site in 1873 to Hope Baptist Church for a meeting, school, and burial ground. The 61-member fellowship under the pastorate of the Rev. J. J. Davis erected a sanctuary to serve the "Spunky Flat" area. The first grave in the cemetery after 1873 was that of a young girl whose family was traveling through the region. Over the plot they built a small house which washed away in a flood. The first marked site, dated 1874, is that of Alma Etta Watters. A summer revival conducted in 1921 under an arbor revitalized the congregation, and for several years the prayer meetings continued to draw large crowds. As residents moved to cities and young men went into military service in World War II, the membership declined. IN 1943 the last service was conducted. The sanctuary was destroyed by fire in 1966. In the early years relatives and friends provided maintenance for the burial ground. Hope Cemetery Association was organized in 1974 and a tabernacle was constructed five years later. The graveyard, with 104 marked sites and many unmarked plots, continues to serve the area.