Williamson County
Historical Commission



Williamson County Cemeteries


We are under construction on this cemeteries page - if you have any information please let us know - Call or e-mail Wayne Ware day time after hours 512-863 2202 or e-mail


Here is a updated spread sheet we are working on to list all the cemeteries in WC - 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 - please call or e-mail me with and corrections or additions.


(This list is as complete as we can get it using several sources and we welcome any updates that we can get) - 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 pages on each cemetery go to the Community history pages
Communities - the History and Images of WC Cites and Towns


here's a spread sheet

WCHC Cemetery database NEW 2011.xls


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.

view Williamson  County MAP this file is a 18meg file


This listing is 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 DOC 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 tomb stones 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 help 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 cemetery was refurbished 


before cemetery was refurbished  



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




we have several 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 but are not buried in W.C.

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

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


links of interest






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

William H. Thompson (1846-1928)

view Civil War vets list one PDF

published by the Williamson Museum
view Civil War vets list two PDF
Please visit our wonderful museum



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



Historic Texas Cemetery Program

RIP Guardian Program


  Here's additional information on the Historic Texas Cemetery Designation program from the THC. Attached are a fact sheet, the HTC application, instructions, supplements, and a sample application. Please feel free to contact me or Annette with any questions you may have about the program.

Wayne Ware 512-863-2202

Annette Bethke
Program Specialist
History Programs Division
Texas Historical Commission
PO Box 12276
Austin, Texas 78711

forms you will need
Fact sheet.pdf
narrative history.pdf
photo requirements.pdf
HTC application.doc
HTC application.pdf




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

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


Texas Cemetery

Death Records -
Find death records for lost loved ones, cemetery information, obituaries and more all online.

for a complete listing click here by the Texas Historical Commission


findagrave.com for a cemetery interment listing



here are only a few of the cemeteries

please review the
WCHC Cemetery database NEW 2010.xls

click here for a listing in html format and links


for locations and view the pages on

Communities - the History and
Images of WC Cites and Towns

for more more in-depth information on cemeteries 


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

FM245 near 249

Saint Rosa
FM209 2 miles
from 970

in the 
San Gabriel park

San Gabriel or
old Georgetown
on Scenic Drive

7th St Georgetown

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 also see
see listing of graves site

Hutto Lutheran Cemetery

Mager Cemetery
plaque on CR-1466

Mager Cemetery
on CR-1466
west of Coupland

Bittick Cemetery


St Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery 2007

EV Luth Zion's Cemetery

Shiloh-McCutcheon Cemetery

Union Hill Cemetery
Circa 1878

view Hutto Cemetery Marker Dedication

Hutto Lutheran Cemetery Dedication of Historical Marker

The 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 the us post these wonderful first person stories.
see Foreword and Preface



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 one of Georgetown's own JC Johnson
he is one of Georgetown's historians



view other Williamson County history pages