One of earliest
cemeteries in Texas. Founded
soon after town was settled, about 1829, as part of Stephen
F. Austin's colony.
Marked graves numbered 650 in 1969, but interments exceed 1,000. Inscriptions
on stones chronicle frontier hardships. Those buried include victims
of 1862 yellow fever epidemic; soldiers of Texas Revolution War of
1812, and the Civil War; also Karankawa Indian victims.
Several patriots of early Texas are buried here as well. Among them
Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay
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