Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
In order to provide cemetery services for the citizens of Austin and the surrounding area, the city purchased Austin Memorial Park in 1941 for the price of $56,000, making it a public cemetery. There have been several reductions in size of the cemetery throughout the years. In 1933, one acre on the west edge of the site was sold for the establishment of the Jewish Agudas Achim Cemetery, and another portion of the original property was sold by the city during the 1960s. The construction of Loop 1 (Mopac Boulevard) during the 1970s took away a segment of property in the extreme southwest corner of the site. Construction of the Northwest Recreation Center by the city of Austin in 1979 furthur reduced the cemetery's
Well-known citizens interred in the cemetery include Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist James A. Michener (1907-1997), Texas Ranger Frances Augustus "Frank" Hamer (1884-1955), actor Zachary Scott, Jr. (1914-1965), and noted University of Texas coaches Dana X. Bible (1891-1980), William John "Billy" Disch (1874-1953), Bibb A. Falk (1899-1989) and Harvey Penick (1904-1995).
Marker is Property of the State of Texas
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15775.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 30° 19.721′ N, 97° 44.962′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hancock Drive and Bull Creek Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located just inside the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin TX 78731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore-Hancock Farmstead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Davis Cemetery The Radkey House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Camp Mabry (approx. 1˝ miles away); Major John B. Jones (approx. 1˝ miles away); William Steele (approx. 1˝ miles away); Adjutants General (approx. 1˝ miles away); Texas in the Civil War (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 4. submitted on November 29, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.