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Texas Spirit Quest #5 Old Hyman Cemetery
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Not a bad search. Terrain isn't bad
but the walk in them stickers isn't fun.
The Texas Spirit Quest is a series of Caches placed by many individuals, near cemeteries and historic sites in hopes of paying respect to the many pioneer ancestors that have ‘walked’ before us.
There are hundreds of cemeteries in the rural communities across Texas. This series will introduce you to many of them. The cache pages will provide a virtual history tour of the cemeteries, tombstones and local lore.
While out exploring the many backroads and highways here in West Texas I came across this old cemetary out in the middle of nowhere. I do enjoy the history and the knowledge of past lives and towns. I hope this location will get ya'll to enjoy it to.<
HYMAN, TEXAS. Hyman was on Farm Road 2183 twenty-seven miles southwest of Colorado City in southwestern Mitchell County. It was the site of the last school district to be organized in the county—in 1923—and was named after Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hyman, who donated the school lot.
By 1930 eighty students were enrolled from the district, which covered eighty-four square miles. A post office was stablished at the community in September 1924 with Sarah M. Hyman as postmistress; it stayed open until around 1947, when the town reported two businesses and fifty residents.
In 1945 the local school district was broken up and divided by the Colorado City, Westbrook, and Forsan schools. Hyman was the site of a radio navigation station for military aviation. The station was decommissioned with the closing of Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring.
In 2000 three families still lived in the community, and the abandoned navigation station, a cemetery, and the ruins of a church remained at the Hyman townsite
Congrats to paleopoppy for First to Find.
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Last Updated: on 12/19/2017 4:21:29 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (12:21 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum