Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Oak Grove Cemetery
Many graves from the early Spanish cemetery of Nacogdoches were relocated to this site when the county courthouse was erected on the Spanish cemetery grounds in 1912. The earliest grave from that burial ground is marked,"Father Mendoza," 1718.
Oak Grove Cemetery is filled with historical figures important both to Nacogdoches County and the State of Texas. Perhaps the most famous is Thomas Jefferson Rusk, judge, statesman and Sam Houston's Secretary of War. Like Rusk, Charles Standfield Taylor, John S. Roberts and William Clark, Jr., signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Other statesman and soldiers interred here include Captain Haden Arnold and Elias E. Hamilton, veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto; Jacob Lewis; James Harper Starr; General Kelsey H. Douglass; George F. Ingraham; Nicholas Adolphus Sterne; Captain Frederick Voight; and Dr. Robert A. Irion, who also was Sam Houston's personal physician.
Other burials of interest include those of former slaves Mitchell Thorne,
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12102.)
Location. 31° 36.2′ N, 94° 38.988′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is at the intersection of Lanana Street and Hospital Street, on the left when traveling south on Lanana Street. Touch for map. Marker located in front of cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haden Edwards (within shouting distance of this marker); John S. Roberts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Standfield Taylor (about 300 feet away); "The Treaty" (about 700 feet away); Eugenia Sterne Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys Home of Adolphus Sterne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ancient Mound (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence •
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