Near Leming in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
After Thomas Brite's death, the land was left to his wife, Mary Louisa Fuller, and their two living sons, William and Charles. By 1876, The Brite family sold their land to Robert E. Neill, a Texas Ranger and veteran of the Mexican-American War who would be buried in the cemetery upon his death in 1878. Another notable burial is that of Alfred Kelso, Sr. (d. 1898), a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto and sheriff of Gonzales County
At one time, the Neill Cemetery Association cared for the burial ground, but in 1955 the Brite Cemetery Association organized to care for the site. Today, Brite Cemetery still serves nearby communities as an important historical reminder of pioneer settlers of Atascosa County.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006
Erected 2007 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 13779.)
Location. 29° 3.41′ N, 98° 26.77′ W. Marker is near Leming, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is on Verdi Road one mile west of Farm to Market Road 3006, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leming TX 78050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of San Augustine Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Verdi (approx. 2.9 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cooper Chapter No. 101, Royal Arch Masons (approx. 6.4 miles away); Battle of Medina (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pleasanton First United Methodist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Pleasanton City Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Old Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leming.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.