Hodge's Bend 2  LbNA # 2663 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateSep 23 2004
CountyFort Bend
LocationSugar Land, TX
Boxes1
Found By KOKO KITTY
Last Found Sep 30 2006
StatusFFFFFFFFFFFFF  
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***THIS BOX HAS BEEN NEWLY REPLACED***

Alexander Hodge was a veteran of the American Revolution. He brought his family to Texas in 1825 and was prominent among the “old 300” settlers. His sons fought in the Texas revolution. Hodge’s 1828 land grant from Stephen F. Austin (named “Hodge’s Bend”) included the site for this cemetery. The first grave was Hodge’s wife, Ruth in 1831. There are about 75-85 graves, mostly Hodge’s descendants and other early settlers in the area. If you are there in spring, take the time to enjoy the daffodils and crinum lilies planted long ago and surviving without any help from man.

Directions:
Hodge's Bend Cemetery is located on the bank of White Lake and Old Richmond Road opposite Pheasant Creek subdivision, Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, Texas, at the intersection of Pheasant Creek Dr. and Old Richmond Road. From Sugar Land, drive north on Texas Hwy. 6, pass the entrance to Cullinan Park and turn left at the first traffic light, Voss Road, then turn left on Old Richmond. Turn left at the stop sign, go three-tenths mile and it will be on your left opposite the convenience store.

To the letterbox:

From the main gate, proceed to the flagpole. From the flagpole, look to your left (east) about 35 yards away and find the white double headstone of two sisters, Mary and Edna.
From this headstone, proceed 40 paces at a heading of 210° (magnetic)until you are standing at the foot of the grave of Faithy Crump. How old was she when she died?
From that gravestone, head 35 paces at a heading of 255° (magnetic) until you arrive at a gravestone with two bronze medallions. The cemetery namesake is buried here.
From the foot of that grave, look towards the lake and the far left corner of the cemetery. Walk to the garden shed in that corner. From the left rear corner of the shed, face the lake. Look slightly to your left and spy a large tree on the boundary of the cemetery. Take 9 paces toward the tree. The box is hidden at the back of the tree under twigs. Note the barbed wire from an old fence growing into the tree. Please recover well!!
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