Early Chapel Cemetery

“…I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestor did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.”
2 Timothy 1:3

Heritage Sunday at Early Chapel Cemetery

Early Chapel Cemetery is located on the south side of FM 696, 3.2 miles east of the intersection with highway 77 in Lexington. The cemetery is the site of the Early Chapel Church. The Early Chapel congregation merged with the Lexington congregation in 1927. Today, the cemetery is owned and maintained by the Lexington United Methodist Church and volunteers. The site was bought by the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1850, although some burials had occurred here previously. Buried here are San Jacinto heroes Capt. Jas. Shaw (founder of Lexington) and Wm. Hawkins; Civil War veterans; Mrs. R. Y. King, wife of first Lee County judge. Contains special section for slaves. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1967