Texas Spirit Quest #7 Old Vealmoor Cemetery
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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.
VEALMOOR, TEXAS. Vealmoor, at the intersection of Farm roads 1584 and 1784, on the northwestern border of Howard County, was probably named for Mrs. Minnie Slaughter Veal, an early settler. The community most likely originated in 1880, when Christopher Columbus Slaughterqv established his ranch headquarters at German Springs, just east of the site of present Vealmoor. By 1926 Vealmoor had a post office, and Mae Zant was postmaster. The community by 1947 reported one business and twenty residents. Its population reached a high of 190 in 1966, and the number of businesses grew to four. By 1980 Vealmoor no longer had a post office, and its population had fallen to 179, with one business. Through 2000 its population was still reported as 179.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum