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

Fairview Cemetery

 
 
Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 24, 2018
1. Fairview Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early colonist "Marty" Wells. The first marked grave is that of Crescentia Augusta Fischer (d. 1841), a German immigrant who contracted yellow fever after landing in Galveston, Texas, and died five days after her arrival in Bastrop.

The burial ground is significant as an early Republic of Texas cemetery located in one of the state's early communities. It is also the final resting place of numerous notable Bastrop citizens, including elected state and national officials, and veterans of major military conflicts dating to the War of 1812. Although headstones feature prominent names like Governor Joseph D. Sayers, U.S. Congressman George Washington "Wash" Jones and early African American legislator Robert Kerr, the cemetery is also a link to the many generations of ordinary Bastrop residents, all of whom contributed to Bastrop's rich history in their own way.
 
Erected
Fairview Cemetery Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, June 24, 2013
2. Fairview Cemetery Marker Area
2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13216.)
 
Location. 30° 6.927′ N, 97° 18.399′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 95 0.6 miles north of Chestnut Street (State Highway 21), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Babies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas H. Mays (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bastrop (approx. mile away); Bastrop County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Captain James Burleson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Felipe Henrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bastrop County Jail (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Bastrop Advertiser (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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