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West Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Columbia Cemetery

 
 
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By Debbie A. Sutherland, August 24, 2011
1. Old Columbia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Site given by Josiah H. Bell family out of their grant, the first deeded to one of "Old 300" in colony of Stephen F. Austin. Has graves of many heroes of Texas Revolution of 1836. Deeded in 1852 to Bethel Presbyterian Church. Since 1933 managed by Columbia Cemetery Association.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9546.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 29° 8.457′ N, 95° 38.843′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on E. Jackson St. 0.8 miles east of S. 17th, on the right when traveling east. Some of the graves inside the cemetery have historical markers attached. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbia United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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By Debbie A. Sutherland, August 24, 2011
2. Old Columbia Cemetery
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia Rosenwald School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Capitol Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); The Brazos River and the Steamboat Yellowstone (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbia in 1836 (approx. ¼ mile away); Religion in the New Capital (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,925 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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