Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery
Drought and crop failure forced many members to leave the area and the churches in Decker and Elroy disbanded. The church building located here was later torn down. In 1923 the Swedish Evangelical Free Church was formed in Austin; it was renamed the First Evangelical Free Church of Austin in 1952.
The first recorded burial in the cemetery was that of Carl Oscar Swening in 1891. Many of the charter members of the church and their descendants are among those buried here. The church retains ownership of the site and maintains the cemetery, which continues to serve the area.
Erected 1997 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12241.)
Location. 30° 19.819′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10309 Decker Ln, Austin TX 78724, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clayton Vocational Institute (approx. 2½ miles away); City of Manor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Barr Mansion (approx. 3 miles away); Bloor House (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby (approx. 4.9 miles away); John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby (approx. 4.9 miles away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
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