Twilight Cemetery Stroll in Historic Jefferson

Twilight Cemetery Stroll in Historic Jefferson

A Shipwreck Victim, Murdered Diamond Bessie, Her Accused Murderer, A Freed Slave, and More

JEFFERSON- Historic spirits come to life, sharing their brave and raucous past during the annual Jefferson Twilight Cemetery Stroll on Saturday, April 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm in Read More

Starr Cemetery

Starr Cemetery

ELKHART- 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.

John Starr was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, Aug. 29, 1797. He married Susannah … Read More

Historic Concord Baptist Church and Cemetery

Historic Concord Baptist Church and Cemetery

Montalba- The 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 … Read More

Chained Together For Eternity

Chained Together For Eternity

By Jeff Campbell / Jeff In Jefferson

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 … Read More

How to Clean & Preserve a Tombstone

How to Clean & Preserve a Tombstone

East Texas- Did you recently visit the grave site of a loved one only recently only to find the head stone was dirty and in need of cleaning or preservation? Cemeteries are among the most valuable of historic resources. They are reminders of … Read More