Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
State Cemetery of Texas
Statuary at the graves includes a marble figure of Albert Sidney Johnston by Elisabet Ney and bronzes of Austin and Joanna Troutman by Pompeo Coppini.
The cemetery was founded in 1851 when Gen. Edward Burleson, hero of the Texas Revolution, was interred on this tract. In 1854, the state purchased the land, which had once belonged to Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Provisional Governor of Texas from 1865 to 1866.
The cemetery was seldom used, however, until the 1860ís, when some officers of the Confederate army of Texas were buried here. Today small, white marble headstones mark the graves of about 1,583 soldiers and 515 graves of members of their families.
Through the untiring efforts of Louis W. Kemp, a state official (1881-1956), the remains of over 100 prominent persons were reinterred here after 1930.
Since 1951 those eligible for burial here include designated state officials, Confederate veterans, and certain others. In 1968 there were 2,389 graves.
Erected 1968 by the State Historical
Location. 30° 16.028′ N, 97° 43.598′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Navasota Street and East 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Navasota Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Tom (a few steps from this marker); Winslow Turner (a few steps from this marker); George Weedon (a few steps from this marker); James Allison York (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Gideon Lincecum (a few steps from this marker); Stuart Female Seminary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sailor from the Belle Shipwreck (about 300 feet away); James Wales Jones (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Texas State Cemetery. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Handbook of Texas Online. State Cemetery (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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