Temple in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Seven Star Cemetery
Over the years, the site has been known by many names, including MKT, Temple League and Seven Star Cemetery. The latter name, used today, has particular significance because of the traditions related to the underground railroad. It is believed that seven stars including the north star, helped guide slaves to their freedom before the close of the Civil War.
Although fewer than 100 graves at the site retain their original markers, Seven Star Cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 500 individuals whose stories are part of Temple's rich history. Those buried here include former slaves as well as veterans of the Spanish-American and first World Wars. The local chapter of the Juneteenth Association maintains the site.
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13449.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
Location. 31° 6.729′ N, 97° 19.639′ W. Marker is in Temple, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of North 14th Street and East Shell Avenue, on the left when traveling south on North 14th Street. The marker is located at the northwest corner of the Seven Star Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Temple TX 76501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raleigh Richardson White, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yee Pat Ling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cyrus Maxwell Campbell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raleigh R. White, Jr., M.D. (approx. ¼ mile away); George Valter Brindley, Sr., M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nora Lee Mayhew Wendland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arthur Carroll Scott, Sr., M.D. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Claudia Potter, M.D. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple.
Also see . . . Underground Railroad. Wikipedia
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