HISTORIC CEMETERIES

My East Texas cemetery searching includes burial grounds in the following counties:

ANDERSON COUNTY • CHEROKEE COUNTY • GALVESTON COUNTY • HOUSTON COUNTY • MARION COUNTY • NACOGDOCHES COUNTY • SMITH COUNTY • TRINITY COUNTY • WALKER COUNTY

•ANDERSON COUNTY

Union Hope Cemetery

Union Hope Baptist ChurchSLOCUM, TEXAS- Union Hope Church was an African American rural church and school community in southeastern Anderson County for many years. Today, the area is still frequented by church goers who attend Union Hope Chapel, but also the final resting place for numerous black residents who helped settle the small town of Slocum in Anderson County. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORIC STARR CEMETERY

Starr CemeteryELKHART, TEXAS- Starr Cemetery is located atop Starr Hill just north of Elkhart, in Anderson County. The cemetery is the final resting place of the descendants of John Starr (1797 – 1872), Texas pioneer. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Concord Baptist Church and Cemetery

Concord MarkerMONTALBA, TEXAS- he rolling hills of Montalba, located approximately 11 miles north of Palestine in Anderson County, is some of the most beautiful countryside in the Pineywoods. If you visit the area you will certainly understand why the brave pioneering family by the name of Fitzgerald was inspired to move into the hilly forests in the 1840s. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON

FORT HOUSTON CEMETERY

PALESTINE CITY CEMETERY

 

•CHEROKEE COUNTY

KILLOUGH MASSACRE BURIAL SITE

Killough 1 LOGOJACKSONVILLE, TEXAS- The Killough Cemetery is the final resting place of eighteen victims, who were murdered on October 5, 1838, near the site of Old Larissa in northwestern Cherokee County, in what is said to be the largest single Indian depredation East Texas history. READ MORE 

 

 

 

 

 

•GALVESTON COUNTY

WILDFLOWER CHASING AND CEMETERY SEARCHING

Galveston City Cemetery Angel_2016_GALVESTON, TEXAS- The island’s historic City Cemetery on Broadway is floating on a sea of firewheels and coreposis this May. Known for being the final resting place of many who died in the Great Hurricane of 1900, the cemeteries are also known for the yellow blanket of Texas wildflowers they adorn each May. No need to bring flowers if you visit this cemetery in May! READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

•HOUSTON COUNTY

Crockett’s Oldest Burial Ground

GlenwoodCROCKETT, TEXAS- Take a stroll through one of the oldest cemeteries in Houston County. Walk among early Texas heroes, pioneers, confederate soldiers, and Crockett citizens that helped mold East Texas history. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

Milligan Cemetery

milligan1LATEXO, TEXAS- Deep within the first county in Texas lies hidden and practically forgotten burial grounds. The earth of Houston County holds many brave settlers who called East Texas home, soldiers who fought historic battles, and the descendants of area residents who left their mark on the Lone Star State. Just about a mile and a half from the caution light in Latexo, on US Hwy 287, Milligan Cemetery, can be found in the curve of a red dirt road (Houston County Road 1825) which loops around three sides of the cemetery, perched on top of a rocky, red clay-covered-hill in the Happy Hollow Community. READ MORE

 

 

COMING SOON

EVERGREEN CEMETERY

PARKER CEMTERY

LIVELYVILLE CEMETERY

WILLIAM BUGENT SHERIDAN CEMETERY

WECHES CEMETERY

AUGUSTA CEMETERY

 

•MARION COUNTY

Chained Together For Eternity

Photo by Jeff Campbell

JEFFERSON, TEXAS- When visiting the Historic Oakwood Cemetery, in Jefferson, an observer can view numerous angelic monuments, mausoleums and historic gravestones but one monument is unique. This monument is not only unique to Jefferson’s Oakwood Cemetery but is also a one of a kind marker not seen in other cemeteries. READ MORE

 

 

•NACOGDOCHES COUNTY

COMING SOON

Oak GroveOAK GROVE CEMETERY

 

 

 

 

 

•WALKER COUNTY

Martha’s Chapel

marthaHUNTSVILLE, TEXAS- Just outside of Huntsville lies a forgotten community tucked away down a winding dirt road under the pines. Little remains of the early East Texas community, with the exception of one of the oldest burial grounds in Walker County and memories passed on from early settlers. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

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