Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This burial ground began as a family plot for the James Monroe and Martha Adeline (Rees) Starkey family. The first burial was for their son, Jones Starkey (d. 1868). J.M. Starkey, who came here in 1854, was Kerr County’s first Assessor and Collector, and later, Chief Justice; he was vital in Kerr County’s organization. The Gibbens, Lowrance and Rees families are the only others represented. Although few in number, the interred individuals’ contributions were invaluable; they served as civic leaders, mill builders and operators, ranchers, government officials, Texas Rangers, and Civil War veterans. Today, Starkey Cemetery remains a record of noted pioneers who made vital contributions to Kerr County.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2008
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15810.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 3.663′ N, 99° 10.051′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Spanish Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Kerrville Lodge No. 697, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Order of the Eastern Star Kerrville Chapter #24 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gatlin Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. one mile away); The Famous Door Cafe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Doyle Colored School (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.