Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Bayview Cemetery
"On September 14, a military funeral took place at the burial ground which I selected. It is on the brow of the hill northwest of camp, and commands a view of the Nueces and Corpus Christi bays. It is a beautiful spot."
After Taylor's army left Corpus Christi in 1846, the cemetery became the community burial ground. Here are graves of pioneer settlers, and of veterans of War of 1812, Texas War for Independence, Mexican War, Indian campaigns, Civil War, and later conflicts. Markers bear the names of men of the 9th U.S. Cavalry, 1st U.S. Infantry, 38th U.S. Infantry, U.S. Mounted Rifles, and 1st Texas Cavalry.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 6305.)
Location. 27° 48.028′ N, 97° 23.951′ Click for map. Marker set inside cemetery near gate. Marker is in this post office area: Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Explosion of the Steamship Dayton (a few steps from this marker); Thomas S. Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); Nueces County Courthouse of 1914 (approx. ¼ mile away); McCampbell House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corpus Christi Cathedral (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irishtown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grande-Grossman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); French-Galvan House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • War, Mexican-American •
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