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League City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Magnolia Creek Cemetery

Magnolia Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, December 22, 2011
1. Magnolia Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Named after the watercourse that forms one of its boundaries, this cemetery traces its establishment to the settlement of Willis and Hepsibah Perkins Butler and her mother, Martha Morgan Perkins; Samuel J. and Rebecca and Coward Perkins; Allen and Margaret Perkins Coward; and Needham and Elizabeth Perkins Coward in this area in 1855. The descendants of these four families account for most of the people buried here and include four veterans of the Civil War.

The first recorded burial was that of Samuel J. Perkins in 1859. The first legal record of the cemetery appears in a deed executed in 1884 by Rebecca Ann Coward Perkins to M. R. Hays. Provisions within this deed reserved 4 acres here for graveyard purposes. During the 1870s and 1880s George Washington Butler arranged to have several family members interred in the cemetery grounds. Butler's prominence in the community and burial here in 1921 is believed to have eld many local citizens to refer to this graveyard as the Butler Cemetery.

An agreement was reached by the Magnolia Creek Cemetery Association and developers of the land adjacent to this graveyard site in 1982 guaranteeing
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its preservation for future generations.
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7523.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 29° 29.108′ N, 95° 8.99′ W. Marker is in League City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Apple Lane, 0.1 miles north of Summer Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: League City TX 77573, 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. Site of Galveston County Poor Farm (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Fig Industry In Friendswood (approx. 3˝ miles away); Main Street Fig Orchards (approx. 3.7 miles away); Cypress Timbers (approx. 3.9 miles away); League Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named League Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Gateway to William States Jacobs Ranch (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in League City.
Magnolia Creek Cemetery Marker Near Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, December 22, 2011
2. Magnolia Creek Cemetery Marker Near Center
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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