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MLK-183 in Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bethany Cemetery

 
 
Bethany Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Bethany Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

This cemetery was established in the late 1800s when burial space set aside for African Americans in Austin's historic Oakwood Cemetery was no longer available. The oldest recorded burial is that of infant Hellen Moore in 1879. C. W. Jones purchased this land in 1892. The Bethany Cemetery Company, formed in 1893 by William Holland, Henderson Rollins, Allen Bradley and William M. Tears, maintained the site until 1933. In 1976, members of the Bethany Cemetery Association became caretakers of the 6.18-acre graveyard and improved the site, which still serves the area.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12240.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 30° 16.822′ N, 97° 41.178′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in MLK-183. Marker is on Springdale Road south of Ribbecke Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Springdale Road, Austin TX 78721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Colored Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 0.8 miles away); Downs Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Original Townsite of Montopolis (approx. 1˝ miles away); L.C. Anderson High School and Integration of Austin’s Public Schools (approx. 1˝ miles away); Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller (approx. 1˝ miles away); Henry G. Madison Cabin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Josiah Pugh Wilbarger (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemeteries of Texas - Bethany Cemetery. (Submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Find A Grave link to Bethany Cemetery. (Submitted on March 26, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Bethany Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard Denney, March 25, 2016
2. Bethany Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,669 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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