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Near Pasadena in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Crown Hill Cemetery

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
1. Crown Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Permanent settlement of this area began about 1891. Lot sales in the new town of Pasadena began in 1893, and the town was officially platted three years later. The first recorded burials in this vicinity occurred about 1894, although the exact locations of the graves are unknown.

This graveyard, originally known as Pasadena Cemetery and the town's only community burial ground, was established in 1906 on a knoll overlooking Vince's Bayou and Buffalo Bayou. The first person buried here was E. P. Pomeroy, who died on October 24, 1906.

Those interred here include many of Pasadena's early settlers and community leaders, and veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. The graveyard became known as Crown Hill Cemetery following World War I, possibly as a result of its proximity to the Crown Central Refinery. It has also been referred to as the Mexican Cemetery due to the numbers of Mexican-American farmers who were interred here beginning in the 1920s.

Although surrounded by 20th-century industrial development, this cemetery survives as a link to the area's pioneer heritage.
 
Erected
Crown Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
2. Crown Hill Cemetery Marker
1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10643.)
 
Location. 29° 43.257′ N, 95° 13.209′ W. Marker is near Pasadena, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on North Richey Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 813 North Richey Street, Pasadena TX 77506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vince's Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Capture of Santa Anna (approx. half a mile away); Allen Ranch (approx. 0.6 miles away); Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad (approx. 3 miles away); Old Harrisburg (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Harrisburg (approx. 3 miles away); First Airplane Flight Over Texas (approx. 4 miles away); Magnolia Park City Hall and Central Fire Station (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Crown Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 17, 2018
3. Crown Hill Cemetery
Crown Hill Cemetery Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 17, 2018
4. Crown Hill Cemetery Entrance Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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