Williamson County
Historical Commission

 

 

Williamson County Cemeteries

 

We are under construction on the cemeteries page - if you have any information please let us know. - e-mail
 

 

Here is an updated spread sheet we are working on to list all the cemeteries in Williamson County - some have been found. some locations are unknown and some even have melted away back to mother earth - please help us find and identify these cemeteries - e-mail with corrections or additions.

 

(This list is as complete as we can get it using several sources and we welcome any updates we receive.) - I would like to acknowledge John Christeson for all his hard work on helping the Commission on this project.  You can find a lot of his hard work listed on findagrave.com.

 

 

 

 

For information on each cemetery go to the
community history pages
:
Communities - the History and Images of
Williamson County Cites and Towns

 

WCHC Cemetery Database

 

Here's a detailed map made by the TXDOT
It doesn’t have a few of the more obscure cemeteries but is still a very clear map - you can zoom in to see more detail.

Williamson  County MAP 18 mg file

 

This a listing of all the cemeteries but it is still a work in progress - (it has links to findagrave.com which has interments with the grave stones and most with photos) and Williamson-county-historical-commission.org pages. - the findagrave.com also shows maps and GPS points.

( click here for a listing in html format and links )

 

Here's listing index by the Texas Historical Commission
(This is a Word document and you will have to "right click" on the links to go to the web pages
the map links show you the locations)

 

Write up on tombstones by Alan Rabe

 

 

We need help - some of our cemeteries have fallen in to disrepair and we need help in keeping them clean and in good shape. Some need trees and shrubs cut down - some need the weeds mowed and fences mended. We have groups and people who are doing a wonderful job in helping our old cemeteries but our cemeteries still need help and again a special thanks to John Christeson who has done a lot of very hard work refurbishing our run down cemeteries and is joined by some wonderful people and groups - please review some of these cemeteries - CEMETERIES IN NEED

 

 

 

       

 

 

Here's a before and after of the
Kimbro Family Cemetery

after refurbishment

 
 

before refurbishment



 

 

General Guidelines for Cemetery Work

 

 

 

A special thanks to Scott Franz and the WC Sun for this story.

Tending God's Acres

 

View neat grave stone inscriptions by John Christeson.

 

Grave Dowsing by Faye Elder



 

Citizens of the Republic of Texas
buried in Williamson County

 

plaque on a gravestone

First Republic of Texas Flag

Second Republic of Texas Flag


Third Republic of Texas Flag


(please help us find more names)

Willis Avery
William Thomas Avery
John Calvin Avery
Jency Bittick
 Johnathan Bittick
Adam (Ad) Lawrence
Issac Bunker
Sampson Connell
Bartlett Smith Gray
Joseph Hyland  
John G. Matthews

David Hutchinson McFadin
helped bury Fannin’s men after Goliad Massacre
Major Robert McNutt

Henderson Upchurch 




Williamson County Texas revolution
War Hero's Not Buried in Williamson County

Washington "Wash" Anderson
wounded in the ankle, in Huddleston’s painting  
Greenleaf Fisk
John McHorse

Veteran of the Mexican War

William P. Rutledge Sr.
he was a Captain in the Mexican War
buried in the Pond Springs Cemetery

Veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto

An Online Database of the People
that Lived in the Republic of Texas


"Survivors of the Revolution which separated
Texas from Mexico, 1835 - 1842"


Republic Of Texas - " More Information"

Links of Interest

http://www.austincc.edu/lpatrick/his1693/causes.html

http://alterdestiny.blogspot.com/2009/04/slavery-and-texas-secession.html

 http://www.librarything.com/work/2170738

http://personal.tcu.edu/swoodworth/Campbell.htm




Civil War Veterans
Buried In Williamson County, Texas


Published in OUR HERITAGE,
San Antonio Genealogical Society
Vol. 7. No. 2, 3, 4. January, April and July 1966

William H. Thompson (1846-1928)

Civil War Veterans list

Published by the Williamson Museum
Civil War Veterans list

Please visit museum
http://www.williamsonmuseum.org/
 
 

 

 

  Here is information on how to get a cemetery
listed as a Historic Texas Cemetery HTC:


For information on the Historic Texas Cemetery Designation program from the Texas Historical Commission use the links below to get a fact sheet, the HTC application, instructions, supplements, and a sample application. Please feel free to contact the Texas Historical Commission with any questions you may have about the program.

History Programs Division
Texas Historical Commission
512.463.6100
www.thc.state.tx.us

Fact sheet
Cemetery Preservation
Historic Texas Cemetery Designation
Standards for Preservation of Historic Cemeteries
Historic Texas Cemetery Designation

Historic Texas Cemetery Request For Designation Instructions



 

 

 

Williamson County Texas Digital Cemetery Project
by Michael Sheppard < sheppard@cs.unm.edu
This database in alphabetical order -
is basically an image - click on the + sign
To enlarge the view to the point where you can see the names and then use the arrows to go left - right -up - down.

 

Williamson County, Texas Digital Cemetery Project
this is a list of Williamson County cemeteries by Michael Sheppard

 

Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas
by Three-Legged Willie's

 

Find a Grave.Com
This is a very good site and is being updated

 

 

  County Search for Historic Sites by the Texas Historical Commission  

 

 


Andice in Andice
on FM970


Florence in Florence


Mount Hope
on FM 200
at FM 209



Wesley Chapel
on Hwy 2338 at FM 246



Rocky Hollow
FM247 off 2338


Matsler
FM245 near 249



Saint Rosa
FM209 2 miles
from 970


Guadalupe
in the 
San Gabriel park
Georgetown


San Gabriel or
old Georgetown
on Scenic Drive



I.O.O.F
7th St Georgetown
 
 


Bagdad
1 mile west of Leander
on 2243 at 279


Williams Buck
1 mile west of 207
on 202

Champion Cemetery

1 mile east of
W Parmer Ln on CR174/Brushy Creek Rd

2 miles south of Jerrell
1 mile west off 35 on CR313

Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery

listing of graves site


Hutto Lutheran Cemetery

Mager Cemetery
plaque on CR-1466

Mager Cemetery
on CR-1466
west of Coupland

Bittick Cemetery

Walburg

St Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery 2007


EV Luth Zion's Cemetery

 
Shiloh-McCutcheon Cemetery

Union Hill Cemetery
Circa 1878
 




The Independent Order Of Odd Fellows
(I.O.O.F.) Cemetery’s Many Interesting Stories

Prepared for the Williamson County Historical Museum
By Jim Dillard

More than 200 cemeteries are listed on Williamson County Historical Commission’s 1999 cemetery map. While some sites are city or church owned, others are family plots or solitary graves of nameless cowboys and pioneers. But regardless of size, they all have one thing in common: they hold the key to understanding the past.

Georgetown’s I.O.O.F. Cemetery, like other Williamson County cemeteries, has its share of noted individuals with extraordinary stories. For instance, Sam Houston’s oldest daughter, Nannie Elizabeth Houston Morrow, lies here alongside her husband and daughter.

Not far away is Emma Makemson. As a young girl sitting on a rail fence in the front yard of her parent’s Round Rock home, Emma witnessed the mortally-wounded Sam Bass gallop past after his fatal confrontation with county deputies and Texas Rangers.

Also resting peacefully nearby is J. J. Gordon and his three wives. Gordon served many years as district clerk, as well as Georgetown ISD tax collector. The Gordons are a stone’s throw away from J. W. Hodges, a former county clerk whose tombstone bears his bas-relief portrait.

Scattered throughout are businessmen who helped build the county. Men like David Love, who outfitted cattle drives on their way up the trail; Emzy Taylor, who helped bring the railroad to Georgetown; and the Booty Brothers, who operated a general mercantile on the Square for many years. Also “in residence” are men whose names appear on many of Georgetown’s downtown buildings: Makemson, Dimmitt, Steele and Clamp.

There are also lawmen like Charley Brady, Georgetown’s first police chief; Texas Ranger    R. Y. Secrest, who chased bandits along the Mexican border; and H. C. Purl, former county sheriff who rests next to daughter Annie, whose tombstone is the cornerstone from the original Annie Purl School.

Suffragette Jessie Daniels Ames—who fought not only for women’s right to vote but also for prison reform, civil rights for Blacks, and the passage of a Texas anti-lynch law during the 1920s—is buried here as well.

Judge G. W. Glasscock, whose father donated the land on which Georgetown’s Square is built, rests under a tall granite obelisk near Judge A. S. Fisher’s plot. A Civil War veteran, Judge Fisher closed his law practice at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, organized a company of Rough Riders and traveled to Cuba to fight for Cuban liberation.

Resting in a shady grove is Henry Burkhardt. Conscripted into the Prussian Army as a teen, he fled to France, joined the French Navy and sailed to Haiti. He then transferred to the French Army, which invaded Mexico at Napoleon III’s request under Maximilian, brother of the Emperor of Austria. Captured and thrown into prison, Burkhardt, an aspiring barber, shaved Maximilian prior to the leader’s execution by a Mexican firing squad. Henry later escaped and fled to Georgetown, where he operated Burkhardt’s Palace Barber Shop for many years.

And then there is the tombstone that bears a memorable inscription unlike any other. It reads, “While very young my parents taught me: 1. Don’t whine. 2. Don’t lie. 3. Treat others like you would want them to treat you.”  It closes, “I enjoyed my ride on space ship Earth.”



  Narratives from the Georgetown's Yesteryears Book
A special thanks to The Georgetown Heritage Society and Martha Mitten Allen for letting us post these wonderful first person stories.
Foreword and Preface
 

 

The Horse-Drawn Hearse

Elmo Sherman - Tom W. Sweeney, Interviewer


This might not be a very pleasant thing to talk about, but I'd kind of like to tell you about the first funeral that I can remember going to and how it impressed me. It was so different from what we have now.

 

My grandfather on my mother's side was a retired Baptist preacher. One time (1870-73), he pastored the First Baptist Church in Dallas, which is, of course, the largest Baptist church in the world. My grandmother had died even before I was born, and Grandpa came to live with us here in Georgetown the last several years of his life. He lived to be ninety-four years of age.

 

I was so impressed when they had his funeral, because his funeral was held in the old Baptist Church, which was located on Church Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The thing that impressed me so much was that we went out to the cemetery. They had a beautiful carriage that was drawn by two beautiful black horses. There was a man dressed in black by the name of Mr. Dave Whitworth, and he sat up very stately on the top of that coach and drove into the cemetery. I never will forget how impressed I was at that sight. Grandpa was buried here in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Georgetown. That made an impression on me that I will never forget.




Here's a MP3 audio file (oral history) on the Old Georgetown Cemetery
By a Georgetown, Texas historian
 JC Johnson


 

View other Williamson County history pages