Near Independence in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Independence Cemetery
A very old graveyard of Anglo-Texas. Started about 1823 on league of Judge J.P. Cole, one of the "Old 300" in the Austin Colony. A daughter, Madora Cole McCrocklin, gave the site. Many statesmen, educators, physicians, lawyers, war veterans and other "Old Texians" are buried here.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8358.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 30° 19.7′ N, 96° 21.657′ W. Marker is near Independence, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Coles Road (County Highway 60) 0.1 miles west of McCrocklin Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. Moses Austin Bryan (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Community Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columns of a Building of Old Baylor University (approx. ¾ mile away); The Davis Family (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. Horace G. ClarkThe Female Department of Baylor University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Baylor Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); John P. Coles Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . . Independence, Texas. Other interesting sites are the Old Independence Cemetery, where Judge Coles, Sam Houston, Jr., Moses Austin Bryan, T. T. Clay, and other prominent Texas citizens are buried. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.