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

Cobbs-Walker Cemetery

 
 
Cobbs-Walker Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
1. Cobbs-Walker Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This small family cemetery was begun in 1853 upon the death of Missouri V. Cobbs, infant daughter of County Judge John Allen Cobbs and his wife Eleanor. The graveyard contains one section with twenty-one graves of the Cobbs and related families, and another section with several unmarked graves of former slaves. Also interred here are two veterans of the Texas War for Independence, William Collett Walker (1818-1896), husband of the Cobbs' daughter, Rebecca; and his father, James F. Walker, Jr. (1793-1873), who served at the Battle of San Jacinto.
 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 926.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 31° 33.244′ N, 97° 10.996′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is at the intersection of Hillcrest Drive and Cedar Ridge Road, on the right when traveling east on Hillcrest Drive. The marker and cemetery are located
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on the south side of Hillcrest Drive about 100 feet from the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3624 Hillcrest Drive, Waco TX 76708, 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. Waco Lodge No. 92, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Congregation Rodef Sholom (approx. 0.9 miles away); Congregation Agudath Jacob (approx. 0.9 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Waco (approx. one mile away); Central Christian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Site of Texas Christian University (approx. 1˝ miles away); Camp MacArthur (approx. 1.9 miles away); Castle Heights (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
The Cobbs-Walker Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
2. The Cobbs-Walker Cemetery and Marker
The view of the Cobbs-Walker Cemetery and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
3. The view of the Cobbs-Walker Cemetery and Marker from the street
The view of the Cobbs-Walker Cemetery from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
4. The view of the Cobbs-Walker Cemetery from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Sep. 22, 2023