Alleyton in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The original map of the town, filed in the county records in 1860, show blocks 57 and 68 marked as the "graveyard." In 1875, the blocks were sold to H.C. Gaedke, after the death of William Alley and the foreclosure and reogranization of the railroad. After Gaedke's death in 1880, portions of blocks 57 and 68 (totalling approximately two acres) were deeded to three trustees for the official establishment of a cemetery at the site. That same year, 2.4 acres were sold to the trustees of the Alleyton Colored Cemetery to officially form a burial ground adjacent to the white cemetery for the burial of the African American citizens of Alleyton.
The oldest marked burial at the site is that of T.S.M. Robinson, whose marker inscription reads
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16466.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 29° 42.532′ N, 96° 28.949′ W. Marker is in Alleyton, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on Alleyton Road (County Road 268) 0.1 miles west of Farm to Market Road 102, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alleyton TX 78935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alleyton C.S.A. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alleyton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beason's (Beeson's) Crossing (approx. 3.2 miles away); Benjamin Beason's Crossing (approx. 3.2 miles away); Columbus Waterworks (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stage Lines Through Columbus (approx. 3.4 miles away); Early Site of Doctor Logue's Drugstore (approx. 3.4 miles away); District Court Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alleyton.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.