Near Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Salem Cemetery
This burial ground originally served the family of T. B. White. His wife Elizabeth (d. 1857) and her father Henry Kirby (d. 1854) are interred here. White sold ten adjoining acres to the Salem Association in 1853 as a site for construction of a Masonic Lodge Hall and Academy. The site became a public cemetery after that date. The earliest marked grave is that of Jane McCullen (1788-1851). Also buried here is Francis J. Cooke, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. A cemetery Association was established in 1949 to provide maintenange for the burial ground.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11378.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 30° 10.195′ N, 96° 5.42′ W. Marker is near Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1736 and Jones Road, on the left when traveling north on Highway 1736. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hempstead TX 77445, 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 Francis Jarvis Cooke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick (approx. 4.7 miles away); Union Army P.O.W. Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Primus Kelly (approx. 4.8 miles away); Former Waller County Post Offices (approx. 5 miles away); Hempstead, C.S.A. (approx. 5 miles away); Waller County (approx. 5 miles away); The Old Courthouse Clock and Bell (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
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