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BETHLEHEM CEMETERY
Washington County, Texas

CR 19 and FM 389
6.5 miles SW of Brenham

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Bethlehem Cemetery
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Bethlehem Cemetery

Located on land granted to Josiah Lester by the Mexican government prior to Texas independence, this cemetery began in the 1850s after subsequent land-owner Erwin Brown set aside land for a school and church. The site also served as a community burial ground, and the earliest documented grave is that of Susan J. Burdett, who died in 1854 at age 39. Also located here are a number of children's graves, attesting to the often harsh conditions of frontier life. The cemetery remains as a visible reminder of Washington County's pioneer heritage.

Location - CR19 NW 1 mile from FM 389, 5.5 miles SW of Brenham
Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery view
Bethlehem Cemetery view
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Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery inscription
Tombstone
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Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery rust and stone
Rust and Stone
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Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery Tombstone
Tombstone
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Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery Tombstone
Tombstone
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Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery Fallen Tombstone
Fallen Tombstone
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Washington County TX Bethlehem Cemetery scene
Bethlehem Cemetery scene
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