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Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Salado Graveyard

 
 
Old Salado Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Old Salado Graveyard Marker
Inscription. This burial ground was likely in use about the time a U.S. Post Office was established in Salado Springs in 1852. In 1854 Col. Elijah Sterling C. Robertson purchased a large tract of land north and south of the springs that included the cemetery. It is generally accepted that the original 2.5 acre graveyard was part of 100 acres that he donated in 1859 for the creation of Salado College and the town of Salado. Additional land was acquired through purchase and donation over the years and a permanent endowment fund exists for the care and maintenance of this resting place for generations of Salado’s citizens.

Historic Texas Cemetery
 
Erected 2000 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17448.)
 
Location. 30° 56.222′ N, 97° 31.926′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from Baines St. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salado TX 76571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Welborn Barton and Louisa Adeline Barton (here, next to this marker); Capt. Milton Wesley Damron (here, next to this marker); The Rev. James E. and Fannie F. Ferguson
Old Salado Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Old Salado Graveyard
(here, next to this marker); Robert Bonner Halley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Samuel J. and Charlotte H. Jones (here, next to this marker); Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken (here, next to this marker); Salado Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Archibald Johnson Rose (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salado.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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.
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