“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Bethany Cemetery

Bethany Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Bethany Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This cemetery was established in the late 1800s when burial space set aside for African Americans in Austin's historic Oakwood Cemetery was no longer available. The oldest recorded burial is that of infant Hellen Moore in 1879. C. W. Jones purchased this land in 1892. The Bethany Cemetery Company, formed in 1893 by William Holland, Henderson Rollins, Allen Bradley and William M. Tears, maintained the site until 1933. In 1976, members of the Bethany Cemetery Association became caretakers of the 6.18-acre graveyard and improved the site, which still serves the area.
Erected 1997 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12240.)
Location. 30° 16.821′ N, 97° 41.169′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Springdale Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Springdale Rd, Austin TX 78721, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Colored Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Pecan Springs School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller
Bethany Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 25, 2016
2. Bethany Cemetery Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Henry G. Madison Cabin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Josiah Pugh Wilbarger (approx. 1.8 miles away); Simpson United Methodist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Old Anderson High School; Kealing Jr. High School (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Cemeteries of Texas - Bethany Cemetery. (Submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Find A Grave link to Bethany Cemetery. (Submitted on March 26, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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