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Ben Ficklin Cemetery
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Ben Ficklin, Texas

Off Hwy 306
5 Miles S of San Angelo
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Ben Ficklin Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
Historical Marker Text

Ben Ficklin Cemetery

Replaced older burial plot at nearby settlement of Ben Ficklin, after flood of Aug. 24, 1882, washed away the town and inundated the cemetery, exposing many graves. Charles B. Metcalfe, nephew of Col. Francis C. Taylor, founder of Ben Ficklin, selected this site, on higher ground, to reinter remains of relatives, including Col. Taylor, and bury his mother, sister, and another uncle, victims of the flood.

Final resting place of many Tom Green County pioneers.

Cemetery and village were named for owner of San Antonio-El Paso mail line, Ben Ficklin.

(1973)
Ben FicklinTx - Ben Ficklin Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
Ben FicklinTx - Ben Ficklin Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010

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