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Near Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Amos Cemetery

 
 
Amos Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
1. Amos Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The Amos family came to Texas before 1860. In 1881, Thomas Amos and his son-in-law, Duncan Kosse (Cossey), bought 130 acres in Kohrville, which became a self-sufficient African American community. The Amos family grew and prospered, leading them to establish the nearby Kohrville School (1893) and Pilgrim Branch Baptist Church (1898). Thomas set aside one acre for a cemetery, and in 1906 he bought 1.6 acres west of the road, part of which is also used for burials. The earliest marked grave is that of Minnie Williams Kosse (1891-1915). Noteworthy burials include WWI veterans, pastors, Kohrville School Teachers, and Freemasons. Descendants formed the Kohrville Community Amos Cemetery Association in October 2007 to ensure that this cherished link to the past would be maintained with dignity.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18500.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location.
Amos Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
2. Amos Cemetery and Marker
30° 0.686′ N, 95° 35.133′ W. Marker is near Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Hufsmith-Kohrville Road ¼ mile south of Spring Cypress Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wunderlich Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away); Catherine Wunderlich (approx. 2.6 miles away); Kohrville Community (approx. 2.6 miles away); Peter Wunderlich Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Theis (Theiss) Family (approx. 3 miles away); Perry Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Klein Community (approx. 3.8 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
Front Gate to the Amos Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
3. Front Gate to the Amos Cemetery
View of the Amos Cemetery from across the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
4. View of the Amos Cemetery from across the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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