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Jollyville in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jolly Cemetery

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Jolly Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This pioneer burial ground is a reminder of the area's earliest settlers. It was formally set aside by John Grey Jolly (1825–99) and his wife, Nancy Isabel (Eskew) (1825–1921)—both buried here—for whom Jollyville community was named. The earliest marked grave is that of Margaret Evergreen Robinson, who died in 1872. Others buried here include five citizens of the Republic of Texas—members of the Thomas V. S. Strode family, who settled in this area of the state in 1841. The last burial in the Jolly Cemetery, that of Texas Confederate veteran Charlie Strode, took place in 1929.
 
Erected 1986 by The Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9112.)
 
Location. 30° 25.944′ N, 97° 46.553′ W. Marker is in Jollyville, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Spicewood Springs Road and Queens Way on Spicewood Springs Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8600 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin TX 78750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jollyville Community and School (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Pond Springs Community and School
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By Richard Denney, December 16, 2016
2. Jolly Cemetery Marker
Wider angle of marker and background.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Pond Springs Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Balcones Fault Aids Colonization of Texas (approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Waters Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cypress School (approx. 4.2 miles away); John M. King Log House (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Jolly Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 16, 2016
3. Jolly Cemetery Marker
View of marker in context of its location on Spicewood Springs near the entrance to the Terrazzo Apartment Homes.
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By Keith Peterson
4. Jolly Cemetery
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By Richard Denney, December 16, 2016
5. Jolly Cemetery
Monument for one of the citizens of the Republic of Texas mentioned on the marker.
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By Richard Denney, December 16, 2016
6. Jolly Cemetery
Many of the headstones, like this one, are in bad shape. Many graves are unmarked.
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By Richard Denney
7. Jolly Cemetery
Panorama of cemetery.
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By Richard Denney, December 16, 2016
8. Jolly Cemetery Sign
Updated photo of current Jolly Cemetery sign at entrance to cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,823 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   8. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 19, 2016.
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