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Alvin in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, November 18, 2017
1. Confederate Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Established in the 1890's by John A. Wharton Camp, U. C. V.; burial ground for Confederate veterans and families. After increase of acreage, use of cemetery was extended to public. Veterans of 4 wars; 1900 hurricane victims as well as prominent civic leaders are buried here.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9549.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 29° 25.765′ N, 95° 13.698′ W. Marker is in Alvin, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of Dickinson Road and Alvin Bypass (State Highway 35), on the left when traveling west on Dickinson Road. On the right of the entry gate. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alvin TX 77511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Confederate Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Nolan Ryan (approx.
Touching Epitaph image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, November 18, 2017
2. Touching Epitaph
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1.1 miles away); Cummings - Smith House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Alvin (approx. 1½ miles away); Birchfield - McCown House (approx. 1½ miles away); First Methodist Church of Alvin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Magnolia Creek Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alvin.
 
Regarding Confederate Cemetery. This was originally a Confederate Cemetery. Later it was expanded to include Veterans of 20th century US wars. It is so large I now think it has been expanded to include everyone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major General John A. Wharton from the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Article about Major General John A. Wharton from the 1916 Southwestern Historical Quarterly. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. Major General John A. Wharton in Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Confederate Cemetery Monument to Founder image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, November 18, 2017
3. Confederate Cemetery Monument to Founder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 126 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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