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Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Liberty Hill Cemetery

 
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Liberty Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Weathered gravestones show usage of this spot for burials since 1852, when the earliest settlers were establishing homes in area. The first formal grant of land here as a community burial ground was made by John T. and Amelia Edwards Bryson in 1875, when three and one-half acres were deeded to the Liberty Hill cemetery trustees: T. N. Bryson, C. C. Chance, W. H. Poole, J. B. Roddy, and T. S. Snyder. This acreage was protected by a stone fence built with their own hands by the Brysons and their neighbors. Additions to original plot include land formerly owned by John T. Bryson and donated by Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Fowler. Royal Arch Masons in 1932 established an adjacent three-acre Masonic cemetery, later transferring title to the Liberty Hill Lodge No. 432, A.F. & A.M., which gave it in 1959 to the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association.

By later land purchases, the cemetery now contains more than twenty acres. Funds have come by bequests from Walter Gardner, Arthur Gray, and T. L. McDaniel. Many other persons have also contributed to funds for the cemetery. In 1953 the Liberty Hill Cemetery Association was incorporated, with Dr. J. Gordon Bryson as president; C. L. Chance, vice president; C. F. Hickman, treasurer; and Mrs. Letitia Russell, secretary.
 
Erected 1971 by the Texas Historical Survey
Liberty Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 2, 2010
2. Liberty Hill Cemetery Marker
Photo of marker in context, just outside the front entrance, off Highway 29.
Committee. (Marker Number 9290.)
 
Location. 30° 40.742′ N, 97° 56.877′ W. Marker is in Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 29 and Route 277, on the left when traveling west on County Route 29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William O. Spencer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John G. Matthews (about 600 feet away); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. mile away); First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill (approx. half a mile away); Stubblefield Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Liberty Hill Masonic Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Liberty Hill Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Concord School (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Liberty Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
2. Liberty Hill Cemetery. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

3. Liberty Hill Cemetery. Find A Grave (Submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

4. Smithwick Cemetery Historical Marker. A.J. Stanford, referenced on historical marker in Smithwick,
T.N. Bryson image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
3. T.N. Bryson
One of original trustees.
TX, is buried at Liberty Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on October 7, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

5. John G Mathews. Link to John G. Mathews historical marker, buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery (Submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 

6. William O. Spencer. William O. Spencer historical marker. Buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery. (Submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John T & Amelia Edwards Bryson image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
4. John T & Amelia Edwards Bryson
Provided land grant for the cemetery.
Liberty Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
5. Liberty Hill Cemetery Marker
Looking southwest across State Highway 29
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 96 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 7, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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