Restoration of Hood Cemetery

posted May 22, 2012, 7:47 PM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Jun 9, 2012, 4:28 PM ]
The care and restoration of Hood Cemetery, located on Coventry Lane just east of Peytonville Avenue in Southlake, is an ongoing mission of Abiding Grace Lutheran Church. Together with the Southlake Historical Society and the Coventry Manor Home Owners Association, volunteers from Abiding Grace are working to restore Hood Cemetery to a pristine, historical state in a manner which exemplifies our love of community, our Christian beliefs and our respect for those who first settled in this area.

Historic Hood Cemetery sits inside the Coventry Manor sub-division (off Peytonville Road) with markers dating back to 1855. The cemetery's historic marker reads: "This cemetery was established on the farm of Peters Colonist Thomas H. Hood (ca. 1823-1859), who came to Texas from Missouri about 1845.  The earliest marked grave is that of Urias Martin (1795-1855)...In 1871 Thomas Hood's family formally set aside the one-acre cemetery tract..." For more history, click here... 

Clean-up of Hood Cemetery began as part of our Great Day of Service on May 12, 2012. Currently, work days are scheduled for each Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. and on the second Saturday of each month (again, beginning at 8:00 a.m.). Future work will include restoration of some grave markers. If you have any questions, please contact Donn Renwick or Nolan Clemens, or email the church at info@abidinggracedfw.org