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Near Bertram in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mount Zion Cemetery

 
 
Mount Zion Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
1. Mount Zion Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

John Jennings (1802-1867), his wife Sarah C. (Sally) (1806-1879), and their family came to this area in 1851. The settlement which grew up around their farm became known as Jennings Creek community. After Burnet County was created in 1852, John Jennings was instrumental in organizing the new county government. He was a county commissioner for four years.

The oldest documented burial in this graveyard, which was originally known as the Jennings Family Cemetery, is that of Mary Ann Jennings (1835-1856). Other early burials include those of John and Sally Jennings, members of their family, and neighbors.

The Jennings Family Cemetery became known as Mount Zion Cemetery when the Mount Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church was built about one-half mile south of this site in the 1890s. The land on which the cemetery is situated remained in the Jennings family until 1944.

Among the more than five hundred grave markers here are tombstones of veterans of the Civil War and the Spanish American War. A cemetery association incorporated in 1972 cares for the historic graveyard.
 
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1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9735.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 30° 43.653′ N, 98° 6.737′ W. Marker is near Bertram, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker can be reached from CR-330A, 0.2 miles west of FM-243, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bertram TX 78605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Blanc School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Early Oatmeal School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oatmeal Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bertram (approx. 3.3 miles away); J.V. "Pinky" Wilson (approx. 3.6 miles away); The City of Bertram (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bertram Depot (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bertram School (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bertram.
 
Mount Zion Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
2. Mount Zion Cemetery
Mary Ann Jennings Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
3. Mary Ann Jennings Headstone
John Jennings Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
4. John Jennings Headstone
Sarah Jennings Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 2, 2007
5. Sarah Jennings Headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,354 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 17, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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