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Center Point in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Center Point Cemetery

 
 
Center Point Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
1. Center Point Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
The earliest known settlers in this area were Mrs. Elizabeth Denton and her children and slaves, who arrived in 1852. They were joined in 1858 by the family of Dr. Charles Ganahl, who named the new community Zanzenberg, after his hometown in Austria. The town became known as Center Point in 1872, and settlers continued to move into the area.

In 1872 land was purchased for a church and cemetery on this site, and in 1881 two acres were added to the property to enlarge the cemetery. The church was moved off the property, and another land acquisition in 1901 increased the cemetery property to 5.3 acres.

Approximately 1,452 graves have been located here. The oldest marked burial is that of Lydia Burney (1795-1875). Many early pioneers and community leaders are buried here, as well as 32 Texas Rangers, whose names are: W.D.C.Burney; N. Coldwell; J.A. Gibbens; H.T. Hill; F.L. Holloway; R.J. Irving, Sr.; R.J. Lange; J.H. Lane; S.T. Lane, Jr.; T. Lane; M.A. Lowrance; J.L. McElroy; S.G. McElroy; A.S. Moore; F.M. Moore; G.K. Moore; G.R. Moore; G.W. Moore; H.C. Moore; James Moore; J.T. Moore; M.F. Moore; D.C. Nowlin; J.C. Nowlin; R.W. Nowlin; P. Alonzo Rees; N.O. Reynolds; W.H. Rishworth; J.L. Sellars; A.J. Sowell; W.H. Witt; S.G. Wray.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected
Center Point Cemetery Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
2. Center Point Cemetery Marker (wide view)
1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 786.)
 
Location. 29° 56.101′ N, 99° 2.269′ W. Marker is in Center Point, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of San Antonio Street (Farm to Market Road 480) and Elm Pass Road, on the right when traveling south on San Antonio Street. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to Center Point Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Center Point TX 78010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Verde, Texas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Center Point, Texas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Penateka Comanches (approx. 5 miles away); One Mile to Ruins of Camp Verde (approx. 5 miles away); Apelt Armadillo Farm (approx. 5.7 miles away); Bandera Pass (approx. 6.6 miles away); Comfort School (approx. 7.8 miles away); Treue Der Union Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Center Point.
 
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Also see . . .  Center Point, Kerr County, Texas.
Founded largely by settlers from western Tennessee, the community continued to grow as relatives and neighbors from Tennessee converged to call Zanzenburg/Center Point their new home. On September 1, 1857, the first native of Center Point came
Center Point Cemetery Entrance (<i>marker visible left of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
3. Center Point Cemetery Entrance (marker visible left of entrance)
into this world when Daniel C. Nowlin, son of Dr. James Crispin Nowlin and Ann Gathings Nowlin, was born. The first attempt at incorporating Center Point came on August 9, 1889 for "school purposes" as cited in minutes of Kerr County Commissioners Court. At the turn of the 20th century Center Point was a thriving trade center and remained so until like so many communities in America it became the victim of progress as the emergence of new highways passed it by. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Center Point Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 30, 2014
4. Center Point Cemetery Sign
 
 
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