Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Magnolia Grove Cemetery
(1.5 Miles West)
A storm that struck Galveston Island in 1875 severely damaged the cemetery grounds. The graveyard fell into disrepair soon after the storm. All cemetery property except previously purchased burial plots was repossessed in 1878. Shortly thereafter the Association went bankrupt and the graves of members of as many as 22 families were removed to other grave yards. Nevertheless, burials continued in some sections of the cemetery for several years. By 1900 and after several land transactions, much of the original cemetery became the property of B.E. Mann and T.A. Cobb.
Although the cemetery was again damaged in the storm of 1900, photographs reveal many gravestones here in 1922. In 1941 the city of Galveston exhumed the remaining marked gravesites as it began development of an airport. A section of the original cemetery was set aside
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7524.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1870.
Location. 29° 16.094′ N, 94° 51.266′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Terminal Drive and 83rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Terminal Drive. The marker is located near the airport terminal in a green space between Terminal Drive and 83rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2115 Terminal Drive, Galveston TX 77554, 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. Galveston "News", C.S.A. (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Galveston Daily News (approx. 1.3 miles away); Original Site of St. Mary's Orphan Asylum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Italian Vault (approx. 1˝ miles away); Valentine T. Dalton (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Greek Orthodox Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.