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Source of information
One print source was used for the information for Rhodes Cemetery. Mrs. J. A. Prewitt of Austin submitted the names and years of birth and death years to the Historical Commission in about 1970. My print source is missing most of the date.
Williamson County Historical Commission.(WCHC). (1975). Williamson County Cemeteries.Vol. I.
Using this printed source I visited the cemetery myself and entered the data into software. Mrs. Prewitt listed 50 names. Adding the more recent burials, I recorded 91. I did not find three of the names on headstones that Mrs. Prewitt found and assume those markers have been destroyed or were beneath leaves and I could not locate them.
The stones for Nancy A Buchanan and J. R. Buchanan were difficult to read; they are very old stones at the back of the cemetery. . On my third trip to the cemetery, and with the sun in the perfect position, I was able to read the stones with certainty. The information is slightly different from Mrs. Prewitt's. She recorded J. R. Buchanan as Nancy A.'s husband. In fact, the stone with Nancy A.'s name gives her husband's name as another Buchanan, but not J. R. The dates on the two stones make it very unlikely they were spouses. It is possible another stone existed when Mrs. Prewitt recorded the cemetery's data and that another Nancy A. existed. Mrs. Prewitt spelled the last name Buchanon and I am certain the spelling on the stones in the cemetery do not have an "o", but that the letter is an "a".
The data represent the source document as closely as possible. While measures have been taken to insure accuracy, mistakes may exist. Please report errors to Rebecca Osborne.
Permissions to use
Permission to use the above referenced material was given to me by vote of the Williamson County Historical Commission on 5/6/99. Contact Rebecca Osborne for further information or to obtain permission to use materials that are copyright protected.
Directions to cemetery
The Rhodes Cemetery is on Pond Springs Road. Pond Springs Road runs parallel to 183. It is actually part of the old 183 or Old Lampasses Highway. To get to the cemetery from 183 go to Anderson Mill Road (this is a major intersection) and go east. Pond Springs Road is the first cross street. Turn right. Proceed about 1 mile, the cemetery will be on your left.