Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oakalla in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Smith Cemetery

 
 
Smith Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
1. Smith Cemetery Marker
Inscription. James Gibson Smith, Jr., a native of Tennessee, married Sarah A. James, a native of Arkansas, soon after settling in this part of Burnet county in 1850. Together they raised eight children and set aside this site as the family cemetery. Their granddaughter, Anita Fay Smith, who died of diphtheria in 1901, was the first person buried here. A neighbor, Charles McLean (d. 1901) was the second person buried here, followed by James G. Smith (d. 1902). A cemetery association formed by Smith family descendants in 1981 maintains this site, which includes veterans of the Civil War and World War II.
 
Erected 1992 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13389.)
 
Location. 30° 57.74′ N, 97° 58.406′ W. Marker is in Oakalla, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker can be reached from Smith Cemetery Rd 0.2 miles west of FM-963. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Killeen TX 76543, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakalla (approx. 3.4 miles away); Gillum Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Tobey Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Briggs State Bank
Smith Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
2. Smith Cemetery
(approx. 5.9 miles away); The Community of Briggs (approx. 6.2 miles away); Prairie View Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away); Battle Branch (approx. 9.6 miles away); Black's Fort (approx. 10 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakalla.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Smith Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
3. Smith Cemetery
James G. Smith Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 30, 2007
4. James G. Smith Headstone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement