Inscription. After migrating from Norway in 1845, Ole Reierson bought the land that included this cemetery site (1.' mi. ESE). He chose the spot for his burial and carved several of the plain brown gravestones before he died in 1852. The cemetery's 24 marked and 81 unmarked graves are mostly those of Norwegian immigrants. A Lutheran church, built nearby in 1889, served as a cemetery chapel until the 1920s. Will Tergerson tended the site for many years. An association formed in 1974 by descendants of early settlers now maintains it.
By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
|1. Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery Marker|
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10345.)
Location. 32° 18.148′ N, 95° 36.799′ W. Marker is in Brownsboro, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 31 and Stuart Street, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 31. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsboro TX 75756, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Site Of Old Normandy (here, next to this marker); Rock Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Site of C.W. Morris Cotton Gin (approx. 4.9 miles away); John Crane (approx. 7.3 miles away); Yarborough House (approx. 8 miles away); County Line Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cherokee Exodus from Texas (approx. 8.5 miles away); Cherokee Chief Bowles (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownsboro.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
|2. Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery Marker, right, along Texas 31|
More about this marker. The marker is erected right next to another marker.
Regarding Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery. You can reach the actual cemetery described by the marker by traveling East from the marker on SH 31. Turn right on CR 3204. Continue on CR 3204 until you see a large green sign on your left that reads Brownsboro Cemetery and Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery with arrows pointing right. Turn right onto that first street which is CR 3420. Travel approximately .05 miles. The main road will curve to the left, you will curve to the right and follow the sign that reads Brownsboro Cemetery. The road dead ends at the Brownsboro Cemetery. If you walk back up the road a bit the way you came there will be aluminum steps on your left. This is the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery.
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 463 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. 2. submitted on November 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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