San Felipe in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
San Felipe de Austin Cemetery
The original 1824 Mexican charter for San Felipe de Austin contains a survey which set aside this site for cemetery purposes. Although the earliest documented interment is that of Elisebath J. Eidman in 1846, historical references to earlier deaths in the community suggest burials here prior to that year.
The cemetery consists of a fenced Anglo section containing about 370 grave sites and an adjacent, separately fenced, African American section containing an estimated 200 grave sites, at least three of which are known to be those of former slaves.
From the time of its establishment in 1824 San Felipe de Austin Cemetery was maintained by the town of San Felipe de Austin until 1966. Since that year the town has added land to the cemetery and transferred its ownership and care to two community cemetery associations comprised of descendants of persons interred here. Many
James W. Brown Chapter DRT-San Felipe de Austin Cemetery Assn.
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4537.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 29° 47.894′ N, 96° 6.045′ W. Marker is in San Felipe, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Campo Santo Street west of Farm to Market Road 1458, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4902 Campo Santo Street, San Felipe TX 77473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Felipe School (approx. Ό mile away); San Felipe United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hill House (approx. half a mile away); Jane Wilkins' Home (approx. half a mile away); Burning of the Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cotten Print Shop (approx. 0.6 miles away); Travis Law Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Austin & Perry Stores (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Felipe.
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