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Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hallettsville Memorial Park

 
 
Hallettsville Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
1. Hallettsville Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. Land originally property of Mrs. Mary Jane Hallet Ballard, who deeded it to trustees of the "Hallettsville Graveyard" in 1870. Area pioneers were buried here until 1898. The monument in center honors county's heroes in battles of the Alamo, Goliad, Gonzales, and San Jacinto.

After 1898 the cemetery fell into disuse and weeds overgrew it. In 1952 several civic groups persuaded the city to establish a public park here; a group of leading citizens supervised its development. The city and local garden club have maintained the park and grounds since 1952.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2341.)
 
Location. 29° 26.539′ N, 96° 56.281′ W. Marker is in Hallettsville, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on South Dowling Street south of East 5th Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 S Dowling St, Hallettsville TX 77964, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hallettsville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wreck of the Don Milo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Hanging Tree
Location of Hallettsville Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
2. Location of Hallettsville Memorial Park Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); William Smothers (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016.
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