“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Pioneer Rest Cemetery

Pioneer Rest Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Pioneer Rest Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Burial plot was begun by Adam Bradford, who buried his father, Jack Bradford, here in 1863. As the town and cemetery grew, the city bought the tract from Mrs. Gustav E. Schleicher in 1904.

Fence surrounding cemetery was built of stone from the old courthouse and jail, razed in 1931, and reputed to have been in the original structure of nearby San Luis de las Amarillas (built by the Spanish in 1757).

Final resting place for many area pioneers, including soldiers, cowboys, gamblers, preachers, Civil War veterans, Indian fighters, and Texas Rangers.
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4032.)
Location. 30° 54.619′ N, 99° 47.307′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is on Ellis Street (U.S. 83) one mile north of 1st Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at cemetery entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 745 Ellis St, Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Ditch" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Menard, Texas / The Old Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lafora Map / An Apache Encampment
Pioneer Rest Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Pioneer Rest Cemetery
View to west across US 83
Marker is located to left of cemetery entrance
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Fort McKavett C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. half a mile away); Founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission (approx. half a mile away); Menard County Memorial of Those Who Died (approx. half a mile away); Great Western Trail (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menard.
Also see . . .  Pioneer Rest Cemetery. From the website. (Submitted on April 2, 2018.) 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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