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Taken 15-Oct-11
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Keywords:Texas Cemeteries, Comanche County Cemetery, Ninevah Cemetery
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.39 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Oct-11 12:35
Date modified15-Oct-11 12:35
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/200 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Old Ninevah Cemetery

Old Ninevah Cemetery

De Leon
Comanche County, Texas
32 06.342' N 98 42.707' W

Historical Marker: Settlement in the community that became known as Nineveh began as some southerners moved west after the close of the Civil War. In 1886, Hezekiah Bellamy gave two acres for a school and cemetery around this site. A young schoolmaster who was a graduate of Harvard University in Massachusetts named the school and cemetery for Nineveh in ancient Assyria. The first person to be interred here was Elizabeth McNeely (1804-1890). Her granddaughter, Minnie McNeely Dukes (1885-1972), was a teacher and community leader at Ninevah, and the Dukes family has maintained the historic graveyard. The area around the cemetery gradually became known as Old Nineveh. There are about 24 graves in the cemetery, including those of members of several pioneer Comanche County families.