Near Holland in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Post Oak Cemetery
A large proportion of graves mark the burial sites of infants and children, testament to the harshness of frontier life as Anglo settlers moved into the area. Buried here are members of a number of pioneer families, including the Edwards, Fulton, Sinclair and Ezell families. Isham McMillin, who died in 1861, is buried here, as is another McMillin daughter, Mary (1852-1864).
In 1873, Sarah McMillin sold two acres of land to the deacons of Mountain Home Baptist Church for the purpose of building a church and schoolhouse. The Mountain Home church came to be called Post Oak Baptist Church , as did the school and the community. The school consolidated with the Center Lake School District in 1916 and later became part of the Holland public school system. The Post Oak Baptist
Burials continued to take place in the graveyard, and the Post Oak Cemetery Association, organized in 1951, cares for the cemetery, which stands as a reminder of early Bell County settlement.
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12512.)
Location. 30° 54.539′ N, 97° 24.038′ W. Marker is near Holland, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1123 0.2 miles west of Roberts Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holland TX 76534, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holland Community (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Woman's Study Club of Holland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bartlett Electric Cooperative (approx. 5 miles away); Site of German-English School (approx. 7 miles away); St. John Lutheran Church (approx. 7 miles away); Stockton Family Cemetery (approx. 7½ miles away); Donahoe Community (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of Booker T. Washington School (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.