Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Pioneer Rest Cemetery
Burial plot was begun by Adam Bradford, who buried his father, Jack Bradford, here in 1863. As the town and cemetery grew, the city bought the tract from Mrs. Gustav E. Schleicher in 1904.
Fence surrounding cemetery was built of stone from the old courthouse and jail, razed in 1931, and reputed to have been in the original structure of nearby San Luis de las Amarillas (built by the Spanish in 1757).
Final resting place for many area pioneers, including soldiers, cowboys, gamblers, preachers, Civil War veterans, Indian fighters, and Texas Rangers.
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4032.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 30° 54.619′ N, 99° 47.307′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is on Ellis Street (U.S. 83) one mile north of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at cemetery entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 745 Ellis St, Menard TX 76859, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within "The Ditch" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Menard, Texas / The Old Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lafora Map / An Apache Encampment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission (approx. half a mile away); Bank of Menard (approx. half a mile away); Fort McKavett C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. half a mile away); Menard County Memorial of Those Who Died (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menard.
Also see . . . Pioneer Rest Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on April 2, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.