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

Sweeny's Unknown Soldier

Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God

 
 
Sweeny's Unknown Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
1. Sweeny's Unknown Soldier Marker
Inscription.  

About 1918 towards the end of World War I, a train stopped at the Sweeny depot and a very ill soldier got off. The train left without him and he was found wandering the streets very sick. The doctor could not save him and he died at Rosie's Hotel near the gazebo on Main Street. He was buried here as an unknown and this spot was unmarked and mostly forgotten. The memorial stone before you was placed in 2000 and a service was held on Memorial Day.
 
Erected 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 29° 2.858′ N, 95° 42.913′ W. Marker is in Sweeny, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on Highway 524 west of Highway 409, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in the northwest corner of the Sweeny Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sweeny TX 77480, 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. Sweeny Family Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); Sweeny Cemetery (about 700 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); Thomas Jefferson Sweeny (about 800 feet away); Sweeny Plantation (approx. 3.4 miles away); Levi Jordan Plantation (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of the Home of Josiah Hughes Bell (approx. 7 miles away); History of Paradise Memorial Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Phillips Family Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sweeny.
 
Sweeny's Unknown Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
2. Sweeny's Unknown Soldier Marker
Sweeny's Unknown Soldier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chris Kneupper
3. Sweeny's Unknown Soldier Marker
The featured marker is on the left. A similar marker for the Seeeny Family Burial Ground is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2024