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Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Laurel Hill Cemetery

(Site given 1848)

 
 
Laurel Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
1. Laurel Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  ​

Named for Laurel trees that grew around baptismal pool of Laurel Hill Baptist Church. Site was given by Gen. James B. Davis (1790-1859), adjutant-general of Republic of Texas army in 1842. Cemetery was opened for use in 1840s. Oldest gravestone is that of Frances California Snow, who died in 1854 at age two. Her father, physician Thomas Snow, was buried here in 1858; site donor, Gen. Davis, the next year. 

When present fencing was done, G. R. McKellar donated a small strip of land on north side and heirs of Dr. D. McCardell gave a nine-foot strip on the south.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15892.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 35.811′ N, 95° 7.524′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1514 ¼ mile from Brown Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Entrace to Laurel Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
2. Entrace to Laurel Hill Cemetery
The marker is located just to the east of the gate off camera.
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General James Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Old San Jacinto County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Jacinto County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Jacinto County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor George Tyler Wood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Townsite of Coldspring (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. M. Hansbro's Law Office (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldspring.
 
Also see . . .  Coldspring History. (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
General James Davis tombstone. He donated the land for the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
3. General James Davis tombstone. He donated the land for the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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