Crockett in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Harston Wilson Beeson, one of Houston County's first settlers (1840), bought land in this area from his neighbor, John Box, in 1852. The Cemetery was established on Beeson land about 3/4 of a mile east of this site with the burial of Box's son, William R. (b. 1827) in 1852. The 2-acre graveyard was officially set aside in wills executed by Beeson in 1878 and his son, George W., in 1915. Three Box Brothers (all veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto) and Civil War veterans Harston Beeson and his son, Argyle, are interred here. Beeson descendants maintain their family burial ground.
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11207.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 31° 16.886′ N, 95° 28.04′ W. Marker is in Crockett, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on Highway 19, half a mile south of E Loop 304, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crockett TX 75835, 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. Givens Homesite (approx. 0.3 miles away); The David Crockett Spring (approx. 2½ miles away); Strode-Pritchett Log Cabin (approx. 2½ miles away); First National Bank of Crockett (approx. 2.6 miles away); Early Bank Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); W.V. McConnell Building (approx. 2.6 miles away); Houston County Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Five Courthouses of Houston County (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crockett.
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