Near Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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 Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 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).
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.