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Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City Cemetery

 
 
City Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, February 8, 2021
1. City Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

On July 19, 1889, the Hallettsville town council met to discuss the poor condition of various small cemeteries in the city. Mayor Fritz Lindenberg appointed Volney Ellis, W.H. Turk and E.H. Mitchel to find suitable land for burials outside the city limits. The committee completed its work in May 1890, when city cemetery trustees bought 4.5 acres from Antonia Kuhn for a new city cemetery. The town's Odd Fellows Lodge, Catholic and Jewish citizens established graveyards on adjacent fields, and part of Clairborn and Martha Moore's land southwest of the city became an African American cemetery.

Existing burials were reinterred at this location, sometimes referred to as the Protestant Cemetery. The Old City Cemetery, located on South Dowling Street, was renamed Memorial Park in 1952.

This burial ground, with tombstones inscribed in Czech and German as well as English, is a rich resource of the city's history. Confederate Maj. Gen. Arthur Pendleton Bagby (1833-1921) is one notable burial. City Cemetery has expanded over the years, taking in the Odd Fellows' site in 1945 and additional acreage to the east in 1957. The City Cemetery
The City Cemetery Marker by the entrance of the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, February 8, 2021
2. The City Cemetery Marker by the entrance of the Cemetery
Association of Hallettsville manages the sacred ground.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13567.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 29° 26.96′ N, 96° 55.54′ W. Marker is in Hallettsville, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on Cemetery Road 0.1 miles east of Industrial Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the east side of the front entrance of the City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hallettsville TX 77964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hallettsville Public Schools (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Peter Lutheran Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Hallettsville Public Library (approx. ¾ mile away); First Baptist Church of Hallettsville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hallettsville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Kent (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Methodist Church of Hallettsville (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hallettsville.
 
A view of the City Cemetery and Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, February 8, 2021
3. A view of the City Cemetery and Marker from the road
A view of the gravestones in the City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, February 8, 2021
4. A view of the gravestones in the City Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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