San Leon in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
San Leon Cemetery
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15200.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
Location. 29° 29.92′ N, 94° 55.897′ W. Marker is in San Leon, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Bay Shore Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 22nd Street, Dickinson TX 77539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Leon Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); San Leon (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Clifton-By-The-Sea (approx. 2.9 miles away); Kemah (approx. 5.6 miles away); Texas City Memorial Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); S.S. Grandcamp Anchor (approx. 6.3 miles away); Servicemen From Texas City (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Leon.
Also see . . . Galveston Hurricane of 1900.
In Galveston on the rain-darkened and gusty morning of Saturday, September 8, 1900, newspaper readers saw, on page three of the local Daily News (see GALVESTON NEWS), an early-morning account of a tropical hurricane prowling the Gulf of Mexico. On the previous day Galveston had been placed under a storm warning by the central office of the Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) in Washington, D.C. A one-column headline announced, "Storm in the Gulf." Under that, a small subhead proclaimed, "Great Damage Reported on Mississippi and Louisiana Coasts-Wires Down-Details(Submitted on November 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 186 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.