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Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brenham Masonic Cemetery

 
 
Brenham Masonic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 8, 2021
1. Brenham Masonic Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Numerous gravestones dating from the early 1840s indicate that this burial ground was in use well before December of 1847, when it was formally deeded to the Graham Masonic Lodge #20 by Chauncey B. Shepard (1812-1892). Brenham's citizens buried many loved ones here in the latter part of 1867 as an epidemic swept through the area; the site has been commonly known as the Yellow Fever Cemetery ever since. Laid to rest here are: Pioneers; Veterans of the War of 1812, the Texas Revolution and the Civil War; State and Local Lawmakers and Officials; Educators; and many others who formed Washington County's heritage.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812War, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1847.
 
Location. 30° 11.042′ N, 96° 24.098′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Old Masonic Cemetery Road (
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County Highway 56) 0.1 miles north of Duprie Drive, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located to the north side of the front gate of the Brenham Masonic Cemetery. The Texas Historical Commission number for the cemetery is WT-C002. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Deye Owings (a few steps from this marker); Lest They Be Forgotten (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington County Veterans of WWI (approx. 0.7 miles away); Community of Support & Respect for our Past (approx. ¾ mile away); Flying Horses Carousel (approx. ¾ mile away); Golden Age of the American Carousel (approx. ¾ mile away); Horse Facts of the American Carousel (approx. ¾ mile away); The Brenham Maifest (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
 
Also see . . .  Yellow Fever. Yellow fever created mass panic as it took lives, caused a concentration of deaths in only a few weeks, and brought commercial transactions to a standstill. Although other diseases, especially tuberculosis and smallpox, killed more people, yellow fever was dreaded as it brought horrible effects, and no one knew what caused the disease, although there was much speculation. Texans were aware that yellow fever flourished in the summer and ended with the first frost. Source: The Handbook
The Brenham Masonic Cemetery Marker is the first marker on the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 8, 2021
2. The Brenham Masonic Cemetery Marker is the first marker on the left of the two markers
of Texas
(Submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
A view of the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 8, 2021
3. A view of the Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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