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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oakwood Cemetery

 
 
Oakwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
1. Oakwood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  This cemetery existed as early as 1846, for three graves were placed here that year. Pleasant Gray, Huntsville's founder, deeded in 1847 a 1,600-square foot plot at this site. The original tract has been greatly enlarged by other donations from local citizens. Numerous graves bear the death date 1867, when a yellow-fever epidemic swept the county. Among the many famous persons buried here are General Sam Houston; Henderson King Yoakum, author of the first comprehensive history of Texas; state congressmen; and pioneer families.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8467.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 30° 43.59′ N, 95° 32.839′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue I and 9th Street, on the right when traveling north on Avenue I. Marker is in the southwest corner of Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. Sam Houston (here, next to this marker); The Death of Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); The Sam Houston Monument (a few steps from this marker); Henderson Yoakum (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Martin Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huntsville Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); General John Slater Besser (within shouting distance of this marker); James Addison Baker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Oakwood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By I.G.V.Atajar, July 24, 2010
2. Oakwood Cemetery Marker
Grave site of Sam Houston in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Buildingshsu, July 3, 2007
3. Grave site of Sam Houston in Oakwood Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,927 times since then and 182 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on November 23, 2010, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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