“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 24, 2018
1. Fairview Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early colonist "Marty" Wells. The first marked grave is that of Crescentia Augusta Fischer (d. 1841), a German immigrant who contracted yellow fever after landing in Galveston, Texas, and died five days after her arrival in Bastrop.

The burial ground is significant as an early Republic of Texas cemetery located in one of the state's early communities. It is also the final resting place of numerous notable Bastrop citizens, including elected state and national officials, and veterans of major military conflicts dating to the War of 1812. Although headstones feature prominent names like Governor Joseph D. Sayers, U.S. Congressman George Washington "Wash" Jones and early African American legislator Robert Kerr, the cemetery is also a link to the many generations of ordinary Bastrop residents, all of whom contributed to Bastrop's rich history in their own way.
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2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13216.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 30° 6.927′ N, 97° 18.399′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 95, 0.6 miles north of Chestnut Street (State Highway 21), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Rangers (a few steps from this marker); William Dunbar (within shouting distance of this marker); Kerr (within shouting distance of this marker); War Babies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); H.N. (Man) Bell (about 500 feet away); Robert Love Reding (about 600 feet away); Campbell Taylor (about 600 feet away); Jesse Halderman (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Fairview Cemetery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2013
2. Fairview Cemetery Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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