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Rhoads cemetery is located northeast of
Alvord in one of the LBJ National Grassland areas. Its nearly a mile walk from the
road and pretty hard to find in the woods. Start north out of Alvord on Fm Rd
1655 and turn right just past the railroad tracts in town on E. Pine Street. Turn left on
N. Shankle Street and then right on Beyette. After a few blocks take the left fork (CR
The "Grasslands" gate is a couple of miles out CR 2690 on the right. Its a light green double gate with a walk-through side and a drive-through side. Theres a number 21 on it. Walk trough the gate and go on the vehicle tracks to the right. Follow this road for about a half of a mile to a tank (pond) dam.
Go across the tank/pond dam but before you get all the way across a trail will fork off to the right. Follow this "cow trail" toward another tank.
Before you get to this tank the trail will fork to the right. Take this path and if you look straight ahead you will see a grove of tall oak trees. Head for these oak trees.
Follow the trail toward the oak trees and go into the woods. You will not be able to see the headstones until you are pretty close in the woods. The cemetery is fenced off with wire, and iris plants cover the area so theres not much brush or weeds around the headstones.
Thank you to Homer Hodges for locating this cemetery and giving such good directions, and also to Sonny Keith for walking in there with me.
In 2011 Steve Quarrella sent us the GPS
readings for the cemetery -
N 33 23.1157' W 097 39.6608'
In 2002 a Historical Marker was set :
Rhoads Family Cemetery
There were 13 headstones in October 2000.
|#||Name||Born||Date of Death||Information Notes||Link to Headstone Picture|
|13||Johnson, Infant||Jan 6, 1885||Jan 6, 1885||Son of J.T. & M.C.||Rhoads-13.jpg|
|13||Johnson, Infant||Additional Picture||Rhoads-13a.jpg|
|12||Johnson, Thomas Lester||July 18, 1887||Aug 6, 1888||Son of J.T. & M.C.||Rhoads-12.jpg|
|12||Johnson, Thomas Lester||Additional Picture||Rhoads-12a.jpg|
|12||Johnson, Thomas Lester||Additional Picture||Rhoads-12b.jpg|
|7||Mitcham, Infant||Aug 14, 1895||Aug 17, 1895||Son of M.A. & P.||Rhoads-07.jpg|
|11||Rhoads, A.E.||Feb 9, 1820||May 13, 1910||Rhoads-11.jpg|
|10||Rhoads, Chloe||Aug 10, 1824||July 18, 1886||Wife of A.E.||Rhoads-10.jpg|
|10||Rhoads, Chloe||Additional Picture||Rhoads-10a.jpg|
|1||Rhoads, Eugenia S.||Mar 9, 1845||Mar 11, 1924||(Mother) Headstone with Moses B.||Rhoads-01.jpg|
|1||Rhoads, Eugenia S.||Additional Picture||Rhoads-01a.jpg|
|6||Rhoads, J.A.||Nov 28, 1873||Feb 27, 1898||Rhoads-06.jpg|
|6||Rhoads, J.A.||Additional Picture||Rhoads-06a.jpg|
|2||Rhoads, Moses B.||June 16, 1845||Mar 29, 1916||(Father) Headstone with Eugenia S.||Rhoads-02.jpg|
|2||Rhoads, Moses B.||Additional Picture||Rhoads-02a.jpg|
|3||Rhoads, Pearl||June 20, 1883||Aug 4, 1884||Daughter of J.A. & A.J.||Rhoads-03.jpg|
|3||Rhoads, Pearl||Additional Picture||Rhoads-03a.jpg|
|8||Rhodes, Albert L.||Feb 19, 1878||Dec 5, 1880||Son of M.B. & E.S.||Rhoads-08.jpg|
|8||Rhodes, Albert L.||Additional Picture||Rhoads-08a.jpg|
|9||Rhodes, Virgil M.||Dec 14, 1872||Oct 1, 1879||Son of M.B. & E.S.||Rhoads-09.jpg|
|9||Rhodes, Virgil M.||Additional Picture||Rhoads-09a.jpg|
|4||Woodruff, F.A.||Mar 22, 1882||Aged 13yrs, 8mos, 11dys||Rhoads-04.jpg|
|5||Woodruff, Jemima||Apr 2, 1833||June 10, 1886||Wife of F.M.||Rhoads-05.jpg|
|5||Woodruff, Jemima||Additional Picture||Rhoads-05a.jpg|
|5||Woodruff, Jemima||Additional Picture||Rhoads-05b.jpg|