Livingston in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Livingston Cemetery
On Long King's Trace, traveled as early as 1834 from the Indian village near Swartwout, on the Trinity, to the principal East Texas town, Nacogdoches. (U.S. 190 follows Trace in this area.)
Cemetery's oldest known graves, from era of Republic of Texas, are those of Josephus (1840) and Adolphus (1842) Choate, young sons of Moses L. and Ursula Choate, who in 1846 donated site for county seat of Polk County. In this plot lie many early citizens - some in unmarked, forgotten graves.
Cemetery, restored 1967-1969 by City of Livingston, is preserved in memory of the pioneers.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12558.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 42.696′ N, 94° 55.863′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of North Houston Street (State Highway 146) and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TX 77351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); "Polk County Enterprise" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Polk County, C.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Polk County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); First State Bank of Livingston (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Polk County (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1905 Courthouse Annex (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
Also see . . .
1. Livingston, Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Long King Trace. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
3. Swartwout, Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 2, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.