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BUSHDALE (CEMETERY), TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Milam County, Central Texas S
FM 908
3 miles North of Rockdale
58 Miles NE of Austin
50 miles SE of Temple
44 miles West of Bryan / College Station

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Bushdale cemetery
Bushdale Cemetery entrance
TE photo, 2001
History in a Pecan Shell

Bushdale was a German town that never grew beyond a one-room school and a business or two. After the school was consolidated with the Rockdale ISD, the community lost what little identity it had. Bushdale no longer appears on highway maps, official or otherwise.

The Cemetery is the only reminder that a community did exist. The founders and early inhabitants of Bushdale remain together as they did in life.

Immediately after entering through the gate, you'll see the headless torso of a fallen statue. This was a Union officer who served during the Civil War and one has to wonder if the desecration of his grave was simply vandalism or a posthumous revenge by bitter Confederates.
Fallen Union officer statue, Bushdale Cemetery, Texas
The fallen Union Officer
TE photo, 2001
Broken Union officer statue in Bushdale Cemetery, Texas
He survived the war, but fell in peace.
TE photo, 2001
bushdale cemetery sign
Parking problems are everywhere.
TE photo, 2001
A new bench, a plaque and a new wooden bulletin board show that the Texas Historical Commission has recently included the Bushdale cemetery in their cemetery program.

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