Near Kyle in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Kyle Pioneer Family Cemetery
At first glance, there are around a dozen stones marking burials, but a survey revealed many more burials, taking place from the 1850s to 1938. Very few headstones remain intact with several carved by hand and others cut by skilled stone cutters. One headstone, that of Philis Martin (1822-1887), lists the stonemaker as M.E. Aten, old Round Rock (Williamson County). Another legible headstone belongs to Vinie
In 1899, the nearby Kyle Cemetery for Colored People (now known as Skyview Cemetery) was established and quickly became the primary burial location for the African American community of Kyle. With community involvement and grants, the restoration and preservation of the Kyle Family Pioneer cemetery began in the 1990s.
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18617.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 29° 57.744′ N, 97° 53.892′ W. Marker is near Kyle, Texas, in Hays County. Marker can be reached from South Old Stagecoach Road (County Road 136) 0.2 miles south of C Kyle Log House Road. The marker is located in Kyle Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2607 S Old Stagecoach Road, Kyle TX 78640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kyle Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beef for the Confederacy The Kyle Auction Oak (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cora Jackman Donalson House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Katherine Anne Porter (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old D. A. Young Building (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kyle (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kyle (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyle.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2019, by K Robinson of Kyle, Hayes. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. 3. submitted on September 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.