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Sweeny in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sweeny Cemetery

 
 
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By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
1. Sweeny Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Begun as family burial ground when John Sweeny, early landowner, member Stephen F. Austin's colony, chose this site for burial of his young daughter Freedonia, 1833. In use ever since by the neighborhood. Has graves of veterans of all wars since Texas Revolution.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9598.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 29° 2.801′ N, 95° 42.8′ W. Marker is in Sweeny, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on Main Street (Farm to Market Road 524) 0.2 miles from Old Main Street, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in the Sweeny Cemetery near the main entrance by the flagpole facing Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sweeny TX 77480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Jefferson Sweeny (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweeny Plantation (approx. 3˝ miles away);
Sweeny Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
2. Sweeny Cemetery Marker
The marker is next to the flagpole.
Site of the Home of Josiah Hughes Bell (approx. 7 miles away); Phillips Family Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Old Columbia Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Columbia United Methodist Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Columbia (approx. 7.7 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Sweeny Texas. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   2. submitted on October 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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