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Palacios in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Palacios Cemetery

 
 
Palacios Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 11, 2021
1. Palacios Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The primary burial ground for citizens of Palacios, this cemetery dates to the beginnings of the community. The death of Alice Singer in 1905, three years after the founding of Palacios, gave rise to the need for a community cemetery.

The land, which was once a part of the estate of Texas Cattle Baron A.H. "Shanghai" Pierce, was donated to the city for use as a cemetery by the Texas Rice Development Company and the Palacios Townsite Company. The plot was surveyed in 1907, and additional land was acquired in 1918 and 1983.

Located just west of the original townsite, the cemetery's grave sites are marked with a variety of monuments, from simple wooden crosses and carved angels to large granite stones. A large monument to honor U.S. Military Veterans was erected in 1963 by local posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Soldiers and Veterans of six wars are buried here -- the Civil. War, Spanish - American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam additionally, stones marking the graves of Vietnamese refugees, a number of whom settled in Palacios and other Texas coastal towns after 1975, can
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Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1936
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3912.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 28° 42.456′ N, 96° 13.618′ W. Marker is in Palacios, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street (County Highway 317) and Collins Drive (County Highway 300), on the right when traveling south on 12th Street. The marker is located at the entrance of the Palacios Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palacios TX 77465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palacios Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palacios Colored School (approx. 0.4 miles away); W.C. Williams Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cates-Price House (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Palacios (approx. 0.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Palacios (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Palacios Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); R.J. Hill Building (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palacios.
 
Palacios Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 11, 2021
2. Palacios Cemetery and Marker
The front entrance to the Palacios Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 11, 2021
3. The front entrance to the Palacios Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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