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OLD D'HANIS, TEXAS

The Old D'Hanis Cemetery
D'Hanis

Medina County, Texas Hill Country
Hwy 90
8 miles W of Hondo
11 miles E of Sabinal
33 miles E of Uvalde
46 miles W of San Antonio

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TX - Old D'Hanis Cemetery
Wet plate collodion image courtesy Gary Castillo, June 2016
The old DíHanis Cemetery and the ruins of St. Dominic Church are worthy of a stop for anyone traveling US 90. They are just east of the high school, a quarter of a mile south of highway 90.
Tombstone of Bandera's  sheriff killed by Indians
Banderaís First Sheriff born in Bohemia - killed by Indians in Texas
Photo by John Troesser, May 2004
Noteworthy headstones are the First Sheriff of Bandera County (Born in Bohemia, served in the Mexican War and killed by Indians) and the first person interred Ė a girl who died of fever after carrying her brothers and sisters across a stream.

The townspeople stopped using the cemetery in 1893 due to a Diphtheria epidemic, but the old-world artistic inscriptions and the wrought-iron markers make the Old DíHanis Cemetery one of the most interesting in Texas.
St. Dominic Church ruin and cemetery, D'Hanis, Texas
The ruins showing the Old D'Hanis Cemetery and the northern wall of St. Dominic Church
Photo by John Troesser, May 2004
TX - Tombstone in Old D'Hanis Cemetery
Wet plate collodion image courtesy Gary Castillo, June 2016
Tombstone fragment in Old D'hanis  Cemetery
A tombstone fragment
Photo courtesy Vitaly Altoiz
Tombstone showing stone cutter's skill
A tombstone showing the stone cutter's meticulous skill
Photo courtesy Vitaly Altoiz
Eye on tombstone, Old D'Hanis Cemetery, Texas
Another tombstone detail
Photo courtesy Vitaly Altoiz
Tombstone in Old D'Hanis, Texas
Another tombstone in Old DíHanis
TE Photo May 2004
Ghostly angel on tombstone
A photo of this ghostly angel was once used for a cover on a Texas cemeteries book
Photo by John Troesser, May 2004


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