Newspaper Article about
Miller Creek Cemetery
Courier - September 16 1971
Survey Committee To Record Graves in Blanco County
The Blanco County Historical
Mrs. Claudialea Watts, chairman, has undertaken to
record the graves in the Blanco County cemeteries.
Mrs. Otto Sultemeier, who had agreed to record the
graves in the Post Oak cemetery completed that work
last month and reported that 114 graves were located
in that cemetery.
Mrs. Bill Stribling
completed recording the graves
in the Round Mountain Cemetery this week. The total
of graves in this cemetery is 325, 233 of these are properly
marked. The remaining 92 have no markings whatsoever.
One of the graves in the Round Mountain cemetery is of
very special interest to the history of Blanco County.
This is the grave of Robert Price, a veteran of the War for
Texas Independence. Mr. Price served as a detailed
baggage guard at Harrisburg. The State of Texas
recognized this veteran soldier in 1936 by placing
a marker on his grave. The dates on the marker are
According to Mrs.
Watts, Mrs. Joe Smith has
consented to record the graves at the Walnut Cemetery
and Mrs. Minnie Twidwell will record the graves in the
Miller Creek cemetery.
The recording of
graves in other cemeteries,
including the Masonic Cemetery in Johnson City
will be undertaken as early as possible.
Courier - October 28 1971
Miller Creek Cemetery Holds 328 Graves
Mrs. Minnie Twidwell, at the request of Mrs. W. R. Watts,
chairman of the Blanco County Historical Survey Committee,
has with the help of her husband, Lindsey Twidwell, completed
the recording of graves in the Miller Creek Cemetery. There
are 328 graves in that cemetery. Mrs. Twidwell also
a bit of history other than the recording of the graves. In her
report she says:
"The Miller Creek Cemetery is located on
about 9 miles southeast of Johnson City, on the north bank
of Miller Creek near the mouth of McCall Creek.
It was given to this community by
great-grandfather, Jacob Felps, about 1862, when his
daughter, Martha, died. She was the first person buried
In 1869 his son, Thomas C. Felps,
and wife Eliza, were
murdered by the Indians on Cypress Creek. Their bodies
were brought to Miller Creek Community to be buried in
the Miller Creek Cemetery.
When in 1925 the cemetery
was beginning to be crowded
for space, Jacob Felps, grandson of Wickline R.
gave more land and deeded it to the communities of McCall
Creek and Miller Creek. This land was also from Jacob
Felps Survey No. 406"
on Miller Creek Cemetery Data
Mrs. Twidwell, who recorded the
graves in the Miller
Creek cemetery, has asked us to make a correction
as to the deeding of the cemetery which she inadvertantly
made in her report which we published last week.
She sends the following correction:
"Miller Creek Cemetery is located in Blanco County
9 miles Southeast of Johnson City on Highway 290, near
the mouth of McCall Creek and just south of Miller Creek.
In 1925 Jacob Felp's grandson, Wickline R. Felps, gave
more land to the Cemetery."
(Editor's note: We are happy to help get this information
Post Dispatch - May 22 1980
Historical Group Expresses Thanks
The Blanco County Historical Commission has
memorials in memory of M. B. Barrow and wish to thank the
Miss Marth Barth
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barth
Mr. and Mrs. Emil (Buster) Weirich
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Schornhorst
Bill and Jerry Colwell
Gene and Jerry Colwell
Tommy and Donna Felps and
Jerome and Vera Liesmann.
At present we are working to secure more
Markers and preservation of the County's history.
Blanco County Historical Commission
Mrs. Minnie Cox, Secretary
Miller Creek Cemetery
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