|Posted By:||patrick deatherage|
|Subject:||Re: sandy gate cemetary|
|Post Date:||August 24, 2004 at 21:46:43|
|Forum:||Lavaca County, TX Genealogy Forum|
For the life of me I don't know why your question caught my attention but check this out...
from http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/print/CC/hvc56.html : and I quote
"CLEAR CREEK, TEXAS (DeWitt County). Clear Creek was near present Ranch Road 108 ten miles north of Yorktown in western DeWitt County, in an area predominantly settled by Germans. The community center was the Clear Creek school, organized in 1894 and sometimes called Sandgate. The school building also was used as a Methodist church. In 1926 the public school at nearby Nopal was merged with the Clear Creek school, which closed in 1951.
By 1961 only Sandgate Cemetery marked the area.
An earlier Clear Creek school may have been organized fourteen miles southeast in 1885 and operated until 1898; that building reportedly also doubled as a Methodist church. "
learn somethin' new every day...now to mapquest and Dewitt Co...