Bandera in Bandera County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Bandera Cemetery has served the town of Bandera since the 1850s. The site's oldest burial dates to 1851, before the town's establishment several years later. Many former community leaders of the area are buried in the cemetery. In addition, there are a number of veterans interred here, some involved in military conflicts dating to the Mexican American War (1846-1848) and earlier. Members of fraternal organizations are also among those represented here.
Ownership of the land can be traced back to Hendrick Arnold, a free African American who was a guide and spy suring the Texas Revolution. He joined the revolt with his father-in-law, Erastus (Deaf) Smith, who led the celebrated spy company of which Arnold was part. After several transactions over the years, the section of Arnold's land which became the burial ground was deeded to the Bandera Cemetery Association, which seven women organized in 1907. Today, the burial ground continues to serve the community as an active cemetery and remains an important part of Bandera's history.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 29° 43.976′ N, 99° 4.555′ W. Marker is in Bandera, Texas, in Bandera County. Marker is on Highway 173, half a mile north of Highway 16 when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bandera TX 78003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warren Hunter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frontier Times Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mormon Settlers in Bandera County (approx. half a mile away); Captain Jack Phillips (approx. half a mile away); Old Texas Ranger Trail (approx. half a mile away); Bandera County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Amasa Clark (approx. half a mile away); Tribute to Valor (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bandera.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.