Near Kyle in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Kyle Pioneer Family Cemetery
At first glance, there are around a dozen stones marking burials, but a survey revealed many more burials, taking place from the 1850s to 1938. Very few headstones remain intact with several carved by hand and others cut by skilled stone cutters. One headstone, that of Philis Martin (1822-1887), lists the stonemaker as M.E. Aten, old Round Rock (Williamson County). Another legible headstone belongs to Vinie Kyle (1837-1908). In unmarked graves beside her lie her husband, Samuel (b. 1839), and several of their children. Samuel
In 1899, the nearby Kyle Cemetery for Colored People (now known as Skyview Cemetery) was established and quickly became the primary burial location for the African American community of Kyle. With community involvement and grants, the restoration and preservation of the Kyle Family Pioneer cemetery began in the 1990s.
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18617.)
Location. 29° 57.744′ N, 97° 53.892′ W. Marker is near Kyle, Texas, in Hays County. Marker can be reached from South Old Stagecoach Road (County Road 136) 0.2 miles south of C Kyle Log House Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Kyle Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2607 S. Old Stagecoach Road, Kyle TX 78640, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kyle Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beef for the Confederacy (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Kyle Auction Oak (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cora Jackman Donalson House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Katherine Anne Porter (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kyle (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kyle (approx. 2.2 miles away); WPA Projects at Kyle School (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kyle.
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.