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
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
here's a spread sheet
Here's a detailed map made by the TXDOT
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.
Here's listing index by the Texas Historical Commission
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
a special thanks to Scott Franz and the WC Sun for this story
we have several
Citizens of the Republic of Texas
buried in Williamson County
plaque on a gravestone
First Republic of Texas Flag(please help us find more names)
Second Republic of Texas Flag
Third Republic of Texas Flag
William Thomas Avery
John Calvin Avery
Adam (Ad) Lawrence
Bartlett Smith Gray
John G. Matthews
David Hutchinson McFadin
helped bury Fannin’s men after Goliad Massacre
Major Robert McNutt
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
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"
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS - " MORE INFORMATION"
links of interest
Here is information on how get a cemetery
listed as a Texas Historic Cemetery
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
History Programs Division
Texas Historical Commission
PO Box 12276
Austin, Texas 78711
forms you will need
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
County, Texas Digital Cemetery Project
this is a list of Williamson County cemeteries by Michael Sheppard
Find a Grave . Com this is a very good site and is being updated daily
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
for locations and view the pages on
for more more in-depth information on cemeteries
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
plaque on CR-1466
west of Coupland
St Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery 2007
Union Hill Cemetery
The I.O.O.F. Cemetery’s Many Interesting Stories
Prepared for the
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.
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.
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
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
W. Glasscock, whose father donated the land on which
in a shady grove is Henry Burkhardt. Conscripted into the Prussian Army
as a teen, he fled to
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.
by one of Georgetown's own JC Johnson
he is one of Georgetown's historians