Granite marker noting founding and location of Lonesome Dove Baptist Church Cemetery. The marker states that the cemetery was founded in 1850 and that the church was started in a home in 1846 and that the church was built in 1847. It lists the founding constituents of the church/cemetery.
Soon after lay Minister Green W. Minter (1803-1887) moved here about 1854, he helped organize Minter's Chapel Methodist Church. His son-in-law James Cate set aside 4.1 acres here for a church and burial ground. The early log meetinghouse was replaced in 1882 by a frame structure.
Texas Advent Christian Church Conference held at Lop-up-n-hitch about 1890 in the Ola Union Community. Attendees are listed on the insert. Original photo is the property of Juanita McCain of Colleyville. She did the identifications of the individuals in the picture.
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