older burial plot at nearby settlement of Ben Ficklin,
after flood of Aug. 24, 1882, washed away the town and inundated the cemetery,
exposing many graves. Charles B. Metcalfe, nephew of Col. Francis C. Taylor, founder
of Ben Ficklin, selected this site, on higher ground,
to reinter remains of relatives, including Col. Taylor, and bury his mother, sister,
and another uncle, victims of the flood.
Final resting place of many Tom
Green County pioneers.
Cemetery and village were named for owner of San
Antonio-El Paso mail line, Ben Ficklin.
Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing
Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic
photos of their town, please contact
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