Sachse in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Sachse Cemetery
William Sachse, a native of Prussia, arrived in nearby Collin County in 1845 as a Peters colonist. He became a successful businessman, rancher, and trader, and participated in several cattle drives to Kansas. His business successes over time allowed him to acquire more than 5000 acres of land in Collin and Dallas Counties. In 1886, Sachse gave some of this land to the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad for a railway line and townsite. The community that grew up around the railroad was named Sachse in his honor. Sachse moved his family to the new town and soon set aside two acres of land for a church and this cemetery.
The graveyard has been used throughout its history as a public burial ground. The oldest marked grave, that of William Sachse, is dated 1899. Sachse's second wife, Martha (Frost), a number of their descendants, as well as many early settlers and their descendants also are buried here. Some of the family names recorded here are Salmon, Herring, Ingram, House, Harper, and Brand. The William Sachse Cemetery, with its ties to early settlement in this part of the state, is an important reminder of the area's heritage.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6855.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 58.722′ N, 96° 35.625′ W. Marker is in Sachse, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Sachse Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3033 6th Street, Sachse TX 75048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Sachse Caboose (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sachse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Rowlett (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Murphy (approx. 3.7 miles away); Wylie (approx. 3.9 miles away); Brown Cottage (approx. 4.1 miles away); Thomas and Mattie Brown House (approx. 4.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Wylie (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sachse.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.