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Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 15, 2022
1. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Magnolia Cemetery Company was granted a charter by the State of Texas on August 3, 1887. The following month the company's five trustees purchased thirteen acres of land on which to locate the graveyard, and burials were soon taking place in the cemetery.

Land acquisitions and expansions over the years have surrounded the Hebrew Rest Cemetery just north of the original thirteen acres, as well as two other burial grounds -- the I.O.O.F (Odd Fellows) Cemetery and a plot deeded in 1876 to "white citizens of Beaumont" (later known as the Public Grounds). Adjacent to Magnolia Cemetery, but separately held, are the Knights of Pythias and St. Michael's Orthodox cemeteries.

Many early settlers and residents of Beaumont are interred here, including two veterans of the Texas Revolution. The oldest grave markers pre-date the official founding of Magnolia Cemetery and are representative of burials which were moved here from private family cemeteries. A variety of grave markers can be seen here, from simple stones to elaborately sculpted angels and family mausoleums.

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Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10543.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is August 3, 1887.
Location. 30° 6.14′ N, 94° 6.089′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Pine Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaumont TX 77703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Police Chief Reid Tevis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William McFaddin (about 400 feet away); Andrew F. Smyth (about 500 feet away); Aubrey Wilson "Moon" Mullican (approx. ¼ mile away); Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church of Beaumont (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blind Willie Johnson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Charles F. L. N. Graham (approx. 0.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
Magnolia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, January 15, 2022
2. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2022, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on January 21, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2022, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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