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- Jul 21, 2015
This will probably be a short thread. Covid-19 quarantine changed much of our household Christmas plans. On Saturday, I made a quick daytrip to Waco to take Christmas presents to my son and grandson and spend a few hours with them. As with most of 2020 and continuing into 2021, on any intrastate roadtrip I look for historic cemeteries to visit. On this particular trip, the planned route took me through Groesbeck in Limestone County, Texas which I have not been through in a number of years. My son is not an early riser and I knew I had time for a quick stop at a cemetery on the way there if I left early. I perused cemeteries in Groesbeck, which is also the county seat of Limestone County, on FindAGrave and found Hogan Cemetery. On the FindAGrave page, there's a picture of the cemetery historical marker that has the names of 6 Civil War veterans buried there. I wrote their names down and checked their FindAGrave memorials to see what kind of gravestone they had. All had military gravestones. 4 of them also have civilian gravestones. The cemetery is actually about 4 miles south of Groesbeck. It's on a gravel road about a mile off a 2 lane blacktop state highway. I rolled out at 6am and got to Hogan Cemetery at 8:45am. It was a pretty drive out in country I hadn't been in before. I love the places and scenery my cemetery visits take me to. As usual, I was the only one out there at that country cemetery. The weather was great, the air was clear and it was quiet. It had rained there probably a coupla days before my visit. The ground was soft which is perfect for placing grave marker flags.