Hutto in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
T.A. Boatright buried a family child and her husband, E.B., here in the late 1880s when the site was known as Elmwood Cemetery. In 1889, she bought land here from C.P. and Julia Crews. Several graves already existed in addition to those of her family, and many were unmarked. Today, the earliest marked grave is that of Joseph Metcalfe (d. 1887).
Over time, the property exchanged hands from the Boatrights to the Haygoods. Birdie Haygood Badger sold the property in 1950 to the newly formed Hutto Cemetery Association, and the cemetery name changed to reflect its association to the community. Records indicate that within the cemetery's bounds are two lots once reserved for paupers, as well as one lot associated with the Swedish church that evolved into Hutto's First Methodist Church.
The community's history is evident in the cemetery, with text on grave markers signifying settlers who came from other states or countries, area residents who belonged to fraternal organizations or who served in the military as early as the Civil War, and children whose brief lives also contributed to the local history.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
Location. 30° 31.258′ N, 97° 32.766′ W. Marker is in Hutto, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on County Rd 137 near CR-135. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hutto TX 78634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hutto Lutheran Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Shiloh-McCutcheon Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hutto (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hutto Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Klattenhoff House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hutto Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Saul Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Major Robert McNutt (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hutto.
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