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Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bratton Cemetery

 
 
Bratton Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
1. Bratton Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Kentucky native John Bratton (1812 - 1855) came to Texas with his family in 1837. Ten years later, Bratton purchased land in this area and set aside one acre for use as a burial ground for family and friends. The earliest known burial, that of Mary J. Robey, took place in 1847. There are more than 100 known gravesites in the Bratton Cemetery, and about 50 of the burials are marked only with fieldstones. A good example of a pioneer graveyard, in which many of the graves date from the 1800s, the Bratton Cemetery is a reminder of the area's local history.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14555.)
 
Location. 30° 28.736′ N, 97° 40.995′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on West Louis Henna Boulevard East, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78728, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merrilltown Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sam Bass' Death Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); Otto Reinke Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Broom Factory Building
Mary J. Robey image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
2. Mary J. Robey
Earliest burial in 1847
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Commercial Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); Andrew J. Palm House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nelson-Crier House (approx. 2.2 miles away); A. J. and Carolina Anderson House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. See marker for Merrilltown Cemetery. Bratton Cemetery is located on land that was part of the Merrilltown community.
 
Also see . . .  Bratton Cemetery. Find A Grave entry for Bratton Cemetery, with history explaining ties to the settlement of Merrilltown. (Submitted on February 28, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Mary J. Robey (Close-up) image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
3. Mary J. Robey (Close-up)
Bratton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
4. Bratton Cemetery
John Bratton Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
5. John Bratton Gravestone
John Bratton Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
6. John Bratton Gravestone
Bratton Cemetery Surrounding image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
7. Bratton Cemetery Surrounding
Looking west from the marker.
Bratton Cemetery Surroundings image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, May 31, 2011
8. Bratton Cemetery Surroundings
Looking east from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on December 23, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   7, 8. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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