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Near Weir in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Weir Community Cemetery

 
 
Weir Community Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Weir Community Cemetery Marker
Inscription. John Breneke (1847-1927) came from Fayette County to purchase 365 acres of farmland here in 1875. Deed records show he set aside two acres for a graveyard, perhaps upon the death of his sister-in-law, Susie B. Kemper (1868-1889), who died in childbirth; her grave is the earliest dated burial in the cemetery. Breneke, a Confederate veteran, is one of many soldiers buried here. The estate of Leola Hugg (1898-1975) added one acre to this site in 1978. This burial ground records the heritage of the area formerly known as Towns’ Mill, Townsville, Prairie Springs and Buffalo Springs.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12867.)
 
Location. 30° 39.755′ N, 97° 34.947′ W. Marker is near Weir, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from County Road 120. Touch for map. Cemetery and marker are located 1.3 miles north of TX-29. Marker is in this post office area: Weir TX 78674, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Weir (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mankins Crossing (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Double File Trail (Georgetown) (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Weir Community Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Weir Community Cemetery Marker
Texan Santa Fe Expedition (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Neusser (Naizerville) (approx. 2.7 miles away); Community of Jonah (approx. 3 miles away); Pennington Family Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Berry, Frontiersman (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Susie B. Kemper Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
3. Susie B. Kemper Tombstone
Earliest burial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide are view of marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the Breneke, a Confederate soldier gravesite. • Can you help?
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