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Santa Anna in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Santa Anna Cemetery

 
 
Santa Anna Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
1. Santa Anna Cemetery Marker
Inscription. With the construction of the Santa Fe railroad in 1886, the town of Santa Anna grew rapidly and developed as a cattle shipping point. According to oral history, W.C. Brooks was the first person buried in the Santa Anna Cemetery before the railroad was completed, although no grave marker is present. Mr. Brook’s son, Lewis Brooks, gave the first section of land for the cemetery for his burial. The oldest dated monument belongs to sixteen-year old Mary E. Ashley (1869-1885). L.V. Stockard (1858-1923), the first railroad station agent of Santa Anna, is also buried at this site, along with his wife, Cora (Willett) Stockard (1860-1907). Other notable burials include Texas Ranger and County Sheriff John R. Banister (1854-1918) and his wife, Emma D. Banister (1871-1956), as well as fellow Texas Ranger, John Benecke Bachman (1820-1906).
     The landscape of the Santa Anna Cemetery is traditional with concrete, fieldstone, granite, and sandstone grave markers with a variety of natural and cultural trees, shrubs, and groundcover. This historic burial ground is home to twenty-eight known Civil War veterans with the oldest belonging to George Williams (1848-1897) of the Tennessee Cavalry CSA. Additionally, graves mark the burials of veterans from the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Fraternal
Entrance to Santa Anna Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
2. Entrance to Santa Anna Cemetery
sections of the cemetery represent burials of Free Masons, members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World, and members of the Order of the Eastern Star. The Santa Anna Cemetery Association, formed in 1943, continues to care for the cemetery with volunteer workdays and events.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2009

 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16899.)
 
Location. 31° 44.073′ N, 99° 18.847′ W. Marker is in Santa Anna, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker is on Fannin Street (Farm to Market Road 1176) 0.2 miles south of Bowie Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Santa Anna Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Anna TX 76878, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John R. Banister (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emma Daugherty Banister (about 700 feet away); Thomas T. Perry (approx. half a mile away); Stonemason T.T. Perry (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church of Santa Anna (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coleman County
View to South from Farm-to-Market Road 1176 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
3. View to South from Farm-to-Market Road 1176
Marker and cemetery are on left (east) side of road
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Santa Anna, C.S.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Anna Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Anna.
 
Also see . . .  Santa Anna Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on May 10, 2016.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Grave Site of Civil War Veteran Crockett Boone image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
4. Grave Site of Civil War Veteran Crockett Boone
(1846 - 1911)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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