Woodville in Tyler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Woodville Magnolia Cemetery
In 1855 M. Priest deeded one acre of land, containing several graves, for use as a public burial ground. Another acre was donated by Jane Bean in 1859, and additional land was acquired later.
Woodville Magnolia Cemetery contains the graves of numerous pioneer settlers and early community leaders. Handmade bricks outline some of the older graves not marked with headstones, such as the graves of five wives of George Van Vleck and several of his children. Van Vleck, who is buried in Houston's Glenwood Cemetery, served as the first District Clerk of Tyler County for 16 years and as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F.&A.M., in 1862. Among the other pioneers buried here are Captain Charles Bullock (1825-1902), who raised a company of soldiers for the Confederate Army, the Rev. Acton Young (1823-1873), early Methodist Minister in this region. Also located here is the gravesite of Nancy Shivers (d.1890), a widow who brought her family to Texas before the Civil War. Allan Shivers, Governor of Texas from 1949 to 1957, is one of her descendants.
Veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, and the
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11463.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 30° 46.825′ N, 94° 25.312′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Texas, in Tyler County. Marker can be reached from North Nellius Street 0.1 miles south of Pine Street (U.S. 287). The marker is located 500 feet west of the N. Nellius Street entrance of the cemetery at the gate to the Woodville Magnolia Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville TX 75979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. Acton Young (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Henry Kirby and Education in Woodville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Statesman Allan Shivers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Woodville Academy and Woodville College (approx. half a mile away); Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work (approx. half a mile away); Tyler County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Tyler County (approx. half a mile away); Home of James Edward Wheat (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
Also see . . .
1. Gen. George Washington Van Vleck (1814-1890). Findagrave.com (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Capt. Charles Washington Bullock (1824-1902) . Findagrave.com (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
3. Nancy Tolar Shivers (1813-1890). Findagrave.com (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 19 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.