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Manchaca in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Live Oak Cemetery

 
 
Live Oak Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
1. Live Oak Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The original four-acre section of this cemetery included land donated by James M. Turley (1856-83) and Andrew Jackson Hammett (1829-1907). The oldest grave is that of Turley's daughter, Tennessee Belle Hart, and her baby, who died on Aug. 27, 1874. A community church, erected near the burial ground in 1874, also housed a school from 1877 to about 1886. Pioneers in this area gathered each summer for a 10-day long camp meeting held under an adjacent brush arbor. Live Oak Cemetery was enlarged in 1948, when Herman Heep gave an additional 11.06 acres. The site contains about 1600 graves.
 
Erected 1976 by the Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 7.529′ N, 97° 49.055′ W. Marker is in Manchaca, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Twin Creeks Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchaca TX 78652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchaca United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Education in Manchaca (approx. 1.4 miles away); McElroy-Severn House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Buda (approx. 3.3
Infant Son of T. Belle Hart Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
2. Infant Son of T. Belle Hart Gravestone
miles away); Antioch Colony (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dr. Jacob Tally Wilhite (approx. 4.2 miles away); Boggy Creek Masonic Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchaca.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Live Oak Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
3. Live Oak Cemetery
Tennessee Belle Hart Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, December 20, 2007
4. Tennessee Belle Hart Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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