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Near Oakland in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clear Creek Cemetery

 
 
Clear Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2022
1. Clear Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Clear Creek Community formed in the 1850s near the route of the “Old Gonzales Road,” which ran from San Felipe though Columbus, Oakland and Gonzales on to San Antonio. A church organized in Clear Creek in the 1850s. In 1860, Edward M. Glenn officially deeded land to Methodist Episcopal Church South Trustees Zachariah Payne, O.B. Crenshaw and John Tooke. The cemetery that grew up around the Clear Creek Church became the main burial ground for the area through the 1880s. Records indicate that several burials had already taken place at the site prior to the cemetery’s formal establishment. Among the earliest burials are J.C.C. Barnett, son of Joseph and Mary Barnett; Cynthia Cleveland, wife of Horatio Johnson Cleveland; and Martha Miles Burgess, all interred in the 1850s.

When the railroad came to nearby Weimar in 1873, the population in the Clear Creek area began to decline. However, even though Clear Creek Church was torn down and used to build a new church in Oakland in 1886, families continued to use the Clear Creek cemetery for several years. The last recorded burial was that of John Anderson Lamkin, who died in 1929.

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than a dozen veterans of the Civil War are buried here, as are members of the 19th century fraternal organization, the Sons of Temperance. Notable features include false crypts and iron and wooden fences for family plots. Grave markers are made of marble or granite, with some of local sandstone quarried from Clear Creek. The Clear Creek Cemetery Association formed in 2007 to perpetuate the care and preservation of the cemetery.
Historic Texas Cemetery – 2007

 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15882.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 29° 38.289′ N, 96° 49.416′ W. Marker is near Oakland, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is on County Highway 250, 0.1 miles north of County Highway 248, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located behind the front gate (locked) along the county road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weimar TX 78962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland (approx. 2.6 miles away); Oakland Normal School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 3 miles away); Navidad Baptist Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles
Clear Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2022
2. Clear Creek Cemetery Marker
away); John Pettit Borden (approx. 4.7 miles away); Weimar Masonic Cemetery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Former Town of Lyons (approx. 5 miles away); Weimar Masonic Lodge No. 423 (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
The view of the entrance to the Clear Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 15, 2022
3. The view of the entrance to the Clear Creek Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
 
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