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Squaw Creek Cemetery

Also known as Nixon Family Cemetery

Directions

From Fredericksburg Post Office take Hwy 87 N 9.2 miles to RR 648, 6 mi. to Squaw Creek Rd., then .7 mi. to Nixon Cemetery Road., then .3 mi. to road going to the right, then .2 mi to cemetery. Stay right.

From Hilltop take RR 648 NW 6.2 miles; then south on Squaw Creek Rd. .5 miles; then west on Nixon Cemetery Rd. approx. .7 miles

History

On their way west from Arkansas to California about 1856, the family of Francis Marion Nixon and his wife, Catherine Elliot, was forced to detour south from the North Texas Plains to this area to obtain water and forage for their livestock. After first camping on a hill near the Mason/Gillespie County line, thereafter referred to as Nixon Point, they settled in this section of Gillespie County during the 1860s. The Nixon's son, Andrew Jackson Nixon, and his wife, Lurana Wooten, built their home in this vicinity and with their fourteen children formed the nucleus of the community of Squaw Creek. Marriages by their descendants added the names Baethge, Ratto, Strackbein, Mund, Faught, and Gibson to the extended Nixon family line. The Squaw Creek Cemetery grounds were a part of a 110-acre conveyance from A. J. Nixon to his brother-in-law, Henry Strackbeing, in 1872. The first recorded interment is that of Elizabeth Gibson in 1873. The first legal mention of the cemetery occurs in a deed executed by Adolph Strackbein in 1914. Of the approximately 60 interments here, most are members of the extended Nixon family. The burials include those of American Civil War and World War I veterans.- Historical Marker Text. Marker erected 1992.

Transcriptions

Squaw Creek Cemetery Transcription from the Gillespie County TXGenWeb site

Squaw Creek Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Squaw Creek Headstone photos from the Fredericksburg and Gillespie County Genealogy Cemetery Photo Collection



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