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Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Near the gravesite of outlaw Sam Bass, one-half acre of Old Round Rock Cemetery was set aside for slave burials. Enclosed by cedar posts and barbed wire, sites are marked head and foot with large limestone rocks. Some rocks are hand-grooved with names and dates. White graves here are dated as early as 1851. The first marked grave of a freed slave is dated 1880. Although there are 40 to 50 known burial sites of freedmen and the burial ground is still in use, no interments of former slaves occurred after the turn of the century.
 
Erected 1979 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9339.)
 
Location. 30° 31.012′ N, 97° 41.797′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from CR175 (Sam Bass Rd). Touch for map. NW corner of Round Rock Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Round Rock TX 78664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Round Rock Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Barker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Education in Round Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); William M. Owen House Complex (approx. 0.4
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By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
2. Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery Marker
miles away); The Round Rock (approx. half a mile away); Harrell Cemetery (approx. mile away); The Pioneer Builders (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sam Bass' Death Site (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Sharon N. Goodman, April 6, 2013
3. Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery Marker
This sign is just next to the marker explaining about the Slave Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 6, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on October 6, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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