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Near Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Collins Cemetery

 
 
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By Bob Ward, circa February 2021
1. Collins Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Established by Newton Isaac Collins, Sr. (1826-1903), an emancipated slave from Alabama, the Collins Cemetery is the final resting place for his family. After the Civil War, Collins acquired land throughout eastern Travis County, establishing the thriving community of Pilot Knob. The first known burial was Collins’ son-in-law, Ben Bremond, in 1894. Dee Gabriel Collins (1863-1926), Collins’ son, is buried here with his wife Donnie Louise (Sauls) Collins (1869-1933), along with Collins’ daughter Vinie (Collins) Bremond (1856-1912) and other members of the Collins and Bremond families. A small iron fence encloses a monument for Newton I. Collins, Sr., an integral member of the Pilot Knob community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18940.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 10.256′ 
Collins Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Ward, circa February 2021
2. Collins Cemetery Marker
N, 97° 42.145′ W. Marker is near Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Cottonmouth School Road south of Dee Gabriel Collins Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santiago del Valle Grant (approx. 1.6 miles away); Moore’s Crossing Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); Richard Overton Healing Garden (approx. 2˝ miles away); Del Valle Army Air Base (approx. 3.7 miles away); Onion Creek Lodge 220, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Doyle Farm (approx. 4˝ miles away); Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (approx. 4.7 miles away); Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry McGinnis of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry McGinnis of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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