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Beeville in Bee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Rose Cemetery

 
 
St. Rose Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
1. St. Rose Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This historic African American burial ground is associated with two congregations organized in the 1880s. Many buried here were members of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church or Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. Some burials took place prior to the site's official dedication as a cemetery. The earliest known burial, of former slave Nancy Williams, dates from 1901. Land for a community cemetery for African Americans was officially deeded in 1921. Among the prominent individuals interred here are Mose Lott and Allen Canada, who built the first Beeville schoolhouse for African Americans. Several veterans of conflicts dating back to World War I are also buried here. The St. Rose Cemetery Association organized in 1970 to care for this sacred site.
Historic Texas Cemetery
Marker is property of the state of Texas

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14265.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 28° 24.646′ 
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N, 97° 44.007′ W. Marker is in Beeville, Texas, in Bee County. Marker is on East Hefferman Street, 0.2 miles west of Bypass U.S. 181, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1402 East Hefferman St, Beeville TX 78102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Beeville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); William E. Madderra Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Philip's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Home (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beeville.
 
St. Rose Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
2. St. Rose Cemetery entrance
St. Rose Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
3. St. Rose Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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