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

Hebrew Rest

 
 
Hebrew Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
1. Hebrew Rest Marker
Inscription.  Jews settled in Waco in the 1850s. In 1869 the Hebrew Benevolent Association (HBA) was formed to assist the needy and provide interment in accordance with the laws and rites of Judaism. That year, the HBA acquired this property as a Jewish burial ground. It was named Hebrews' Rest. The first burial was of an 18-month-old infant, Bessee Lyans, in July 1869. Hebrew Rest Cemetery was enlarged with purchases of additional land in 1893 and 1922. Many early leaders of Waco's Jewish community and prominent Wacoans are interred here.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2423.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1869.
 
Location. 31° 33.196′ N, 97° 7.187′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on South University Parks Drive, 0.1 miles south of Jack Kultgen Freeway (Interstate 35), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located at the left side of the entrance
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to the cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 South University Parks Drive, Waco TX 76706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William McKendree Lambdin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Hudson Barron (about 500 feet away); Confederate Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Street Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Samuel Johan Forsgard (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named First Street Cemetery (about 700 feet away); The Texas Rangers and the Fence Cutters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waco (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
2nd marker for Hebrew Rest cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
2. 2nd marker for Hebrew Rest cemetery
The entrance to the Hebrew Rest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
3. The entrance to the Hebrew Rest Cemetery
The view of the Hebrew Rest and Marker from the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 5, 2022
4. The view of the Hebrew Rest and Marker from the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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