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

Bagdad Cemetery

 
 
Bagdad Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Bagdad Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Opened 1857 with burial of 3-year-old John Babcock, whose father Charles later gave tract to community. Other early burials were Civil War veteran John Haile and Col. C. C. Mason.

Leander, founded 1882 when railroad bypassed Bagdad, shares use of this tract, enlarged in 1959 and 1966.
 
Erected 1972 by the Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9030.)
 
Location. 30° 34.614′ N, 97° 52.224′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on County Road 2243 west of Bagdad Road (Route 278). Touch for map. Cemetery is at the corner of W FM-2243 at Bagdad Rd (CR-278). Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heinatz Homestead (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pickle-Mason House (approx. 0.6 miles away); A. S. Mason House (approx. mile away); Leander Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leander United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leander Schools (approx. one mile away); Webster Massacre (approx. 1.1 miles away); Leander (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leander.
 
Also see . . .
Bagdad Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
2. Bagdad Cemetery Marker
 Bagdad, Texas History. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The opening scene of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was filmed in Bagdad Cemetery.
    — Submitted March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John Haile Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
3. John Haile Gravestone
C.C. Mason Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
4. C.C. Mason Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,527 times since then and 96 times this year. Last updated on March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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