Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Schulenburg City Cemetery
Schulenburg City Cemetery began as the Lyons Family Cemetery in 1834 with the burial of Clarissa C. Lyons, 39 years prior to the founding of Schulenburg. Clarissa's father, James, was also buried at the site after being killed by Comanche raiders in 1837. The Franz Russek family established a plot just east of the Lyons family plot, and was one of many subsequent families to utilize the site for burials. In 1879, Russek sold three acres for $150 to establish the Schulenburg City Cemetery, and additional property has been added in subsequent years. An association was established in 1894 and oversaw the cemetery until 1995, when it was placed under the direction of the city. Today the cemetery remains as a memorial to the early settlers of the area.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2009
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16554.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 29° 41.066′ N, 96° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 Eilers Street, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyons Family Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William B. Bridgers (about 400 feet away); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schulenburg (approx. ¾ mile away); Turner Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schulenburg Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.