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Near Comfort in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brownsboro Cemetery

 
 
Brownsboro Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 16, 2021
1. Brownsboro Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery served the community of Brownsboro, which was originally settled by shinglemakers. Later, farmers and then railroad workers resided here. Thomas and Sarah Manning donated land for a burial ground and church in 1870; Levi and Sarah Howell later donated additional property. The first known burial was of Henry Bierschwale in 1877. Other notable burials include five veterans of the Civil War. As Brownsboro's population declined and floods damaged the area, the cemetery fell into disuse. Today, the Comfort Heritage Foundation cares for the burial ground, which remains as a memorial to the residents of the former Brownsboro community.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007
 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14411.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 29° 58.385′ N, 98° 49.802′ W. Marker is near Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on River Bend Road, 1˝ miles
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south of Farm to Market Road 473, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located to the right side of the entrance to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133 River Bend Road, Comfort TX 78013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brownsboro Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Brownsboro Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); History of the Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); History of the Kendall County Park System (approx. 0.3 miles away); Army Spc. James M. Kiehl Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Kiehl River Bend Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Recovering Prairie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waring Schoolhouse (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
 
Also see . . .  Brownsboro, TX (Kendall County).
Brownsboro was on the north bank of the Guadalupe River and River Bend Road, just southeast of Farm Road 473 and three miles east of Comfort in western Kendall County. The settlement, one of the county's earliest, had a public school from 1848 to 1944 and its own post office. The Nichols Ranch was about 1˝ miles north of the community. The Fredericksburg and Northern Railway built through the area in 1913 and later established a flag stop at the ranch. During the 1980s the Brownsboro cemetery
The Brownsboro Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 16, 2021
2. The Brownsboro Cemetery and Marker
and a few scattered houses were all that remained of the community. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on December 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The entrance to the Brownsboro Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 16, 2021
3. The entrance to the Brownsboro Cemetery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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