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Near Navasota in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Courtney Cemetery

 
 
Courtney Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
1. Courtney Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Located on land which is adjacent to the 1873 subdivision of Courtney known as McAlpine town this cemetery was established by developer Dugald McAlpine (1795 - 1876). The oldest documented grave in the cemetery is that of W.S. Draper (1828 - 1873). There are some unmarked graves which may date from an earlier period. Those interred here include community leaders, descendants of early settlers, and veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and Korea. A Cemetery Association formed in 1971, cares for the historic graveyard.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8568.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 30° 16.313′ N, 96° 3.896′ W. Marker is near Navasota, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker can be reached from Courtney Cemetery Road, 0.1 miles north of County Highway 327. The marker is located down an old dirt road to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Navasota TX 77868, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Primus Kelly (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mercy Seat Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Jared Ellison Groce (approx. 3.9 miles away); Union Grove Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); White Hall School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Brown's Prairie School and Building (approx. 6.1 miles away); Friedens Church of Washington, UCC (approx. 6.2 miles away); "Gus" (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Courtney Texas. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The front gate to the Courtney Cemetery with the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
2. The front gate to the Courtney Cemetery with the marker
An old school house near the area of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 24, 2020
3. An old school house near the area of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 22, 2023