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Alvin in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old City Cemetery

 
 
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By Chris Kneupper
1. Old City Cemetery Marker
The cemetery is also known as Oak Park Cemetery.
Inscription.  

First cemetery in Alvin. Acquired by city in 1892. Oldest legible inscription (1889) marks grave of pioneer and Civil War veteran G. W. Durant. Many early settlers are buried here, as are several victims of 1900 hurricane. Name changed to Oak Park in 1953.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12421.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 29° 24.768′ N, 95° 14.458′ W. Marker is in Alvin, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Oak Park Drive east of Cypress Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Oak Park Drive, Alvin TX 77511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church of Alvin (approx. half a mile away); Cummings - Smith House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birchfield - McCown House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Alvin (approx.
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0.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Vicinity of Oyster Creek and Chocolate Bayou (approx. 6.1 miles away); Magnolia Creek Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alvin.
 
Regarding Old City Cemetery. The marker's text appears to have a slight error, in that Col. J. W. (John Wesley) Durant is buried in this cemetery (not G. W. Durant). The "G" should be a "J". This man was an older relative of George W. Durant (known as "Father of Alvin") who is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Find-a-Grave entry for Oak Park Cemetery (also known as Oak Park Cemetery or Alvin Cemetery). (Submitted on May 21, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
 
Old City Cemetery Entrance Road image. Click for full size.
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3. Old City Cemetery Entrance Road
Colonel John Wesley Durant Grave image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
4. Colonel John Wesley Durant Grave
Relative of George W. Durant, who was one the founders of Alvin and known as “Father of Alvin”.
Colonel John Wesley Durant Grave Detail image. Click for full size.
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5. Colonel John Wesley Durant Grave Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Last updated on May 22, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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