“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Bishop in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Restland Memory Park

Restland Memory Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 19, 2019
1. Restland Memory Park Marker

Also known as Bishop Cemetery #2, Restland Memorial Park was established in 1919. Following flooding from the 1919 hurricane, a committee, headed by J.M. Binion, acquired and designed a new cemetery to relocate some of the burials from the original town cemetery and for future citizens of Bishop.

In April 1920, twenty-one burials were relocated to Restland Memory Park. Citizens recollect witnessing the procession of caskets across town. Most of these were reinterred burials from the 1910s. And included many young children, along with one World War i soldier, Joseph Ray Teasley (1893-1918).

The first new burial was for the infant son of Rudolph and Johanna Menn in 1920. Between 1942 and 1962, additional sections opened. Francis Zion Bishop (1880-1950), the founder and namesake of the town of bishop is buried here.

With more than 1,600 burials, the cemetery provides a record of the pioneer area families and generations of doctors, nurses, veterans, educators, preachers and business leaders. Fraternal organizations such as the Masons, Order of the Eastern Star, Woodmen of the World and Daughters of the Republic
Restland Memory Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 19, 2019
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Over the years, the community has participated in the maintenance of the cemetery. The women's history club donated the brick entrance and the east brick fence. Other items such as the flagpole and flag were donated by the community. The bishop cemetery association formed in 1987 and has continued the care and maintenance of this sacred ground.
Historic Texas Cemetery- 2017
Marker is property of the State of Texas

Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20032.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1920.
Location. 27° 34.622′ N, 97° 46.864′ W. Marker is near Bishop, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on East 6th Street, 0.4 miles east of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishop TX 78343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church of Bishop (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church and School (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bishop (approx. one mile away); St. John Lutheran Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bishop (approx.
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1.3 miles away); Kingsville Cotton Mill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Englishmen in South Texas, 1568 (approx. 6.4 miles away); U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station - Kingsville (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishop.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 25, 2023