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Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bosqueville Cemetery

 
 
Bosqueville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
1. Bosqueville Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Burials began here as early as 1850 on 10 acres given by Little Berry White for a school and cemetery. A log schoolhouse at this site in 1853-54 served the Methodist and Baptist churches as a meeting place. Some of the unmarked graves were those of slaves. The first marked graves, dated 1856, were those of David Smith Kornegay, a veteran of San Jacinto, and his mother-in-law, Bridget Lamb McGary. Another San Jacinto soldier, Alexander McKinza, and thirty-one veterans of the Confederate Army are buried here. In 1908, heirs of Dr. N.J.W. Wortham gave 1.5 acres.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 467.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 31° 36.823′ N, 97° 11.867′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on Rock Creek Road, ¼ mile north of Steinbeck Bend Drive, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the entrance to the cemetery.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7327 Rock Creek Road, Waco TX 76708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bosqueville Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bosqueville Cemetery Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander McKinza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Smith Kornegay (about 400 feet away); Bosqueville Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Camp MacArthur (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Site of Texas Christian University (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Clubhouse, Miss Nellie's & Anniversary Park (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
Also see . . .  Bosqueville, TX. Texas State Historical Association
Bosqueville is four miles northwest of downtown Waco near the intersection of Farm roads 1637 and 3051 in north central McLennan County. Settlement of the area was well underway by the 1850s, and the community may have served as an early voting site. Little Berry White donated ten acres of land for a school and cemetery in 1850. In 1854 the Bosque Academy was established by Cumberland Presbyterian minister John C. Collier. As the community's Methodist population began to grow, that
The entrance to the Bosqueville Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
2. The entrance to the Bosqueville Cemetery and Marker
denomination also used the academy's facilities for its gatherings. The school, which eventually added a conservatory of music, by 1860 had 180 students and two institutions: the Bosqueville Academy for Boys and the Seminary for Young Ladies. The school closed when the Civil War began, but was later reorganized as the Bosque College and Seminary, a nonsectarian school that purported to be the country's first coeducational institution.
(Submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Bosqueville Cemetery and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
3. The view of the Bosqueville Cemetery and Marker from the street
Texas Marker for David Smith Kornegay image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
4. Texas Marker for David Smith Kornegay
Texas Marker for Alexander McKinza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
5. Texas Marker for Alexander McKinza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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