Near Oyster Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
On land granted Stephen F. Austin by Mexico. Site given by E. B. and Mollie Thomas, devout Methodists. Since first grave, 1853, many early Texans have been buried here. Church was built by Wm. Hoskins. Community named for Rev. George Phair, pastor here 1875-1876 and 1882-1885.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9586.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 29° 4.143′ N, 95° 22.175′ W. Marker is near Oyster Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on County Road 231, on the right when traveling west. The cemetery is located at the end of CR-231. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brazos Canal (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mammoth Lake (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Harris Wharton Dr. Branch Tanner Archer (approx. 4.4 miles away); Eagle Island Plantation (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hudgins Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); William Jarvis Cannan (approx. 5.3 miles away); Abner Jackson Plantation (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Regarding Phair Cemetery. Also known as "Hoskins Cemetery", named after early residents and occupants Isaac Coleman Hoskins and his wife Mary Spraggins. Together with Jeremiah Brown, they operated a hotel and tavern at old Velasco in the 1830s that hosted the ad-interim government of the new Republic of Texas in May-Oct 1836, and provided board for prisoners Santa Anna and several of his officers, in the period immediately after the battle of San Jacinto when the Treaties of Velasco were signed. Other occupants include other early settlers, such as the Follett family.
Also see . . . Find-a-Grave entry for Phair Cemetery. (Submitted on May 13, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 188 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.