Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Bayview Cemetery
"On September 14, a military funeral took place at the burial ground which I selected. It is on the brow of the hill northwest of camp, and commands a view of the Nueces and Corpus Christi bays. It is a beautiful spot."
After Taylor's army left Corpus Christi in 1846, the cemetery became the community burial ground. Here are graves of pioneer settlers, and of veterans of War of 1812, Texas War for Independence, Mexican War, Indian campaigns, Civil War, and later conflicts. Markers bear the names of men of the 9th U.S. Cavalry, 1st U.S. Infantry, 38th U.S. Infantry, U.S. Mounted Rifles, and 1st Texas Cavalry.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Survey Commission. (Marker Number 6305.)
Location. 27° 48.028′ N, 97° 23.951′ Touch for map. Marker set inside cemetery near gate. Marker is in this post office area: Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Explosion of the Steamship Dayton (a few steps from this marker); Thomas S. Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); Nueces County Courthouse of 1914 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lone Star Fair (approx. 0.3 miles away); Broadway Bluff Improvement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Cheston L. Heath School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Lawrence Kinney (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Enrique Villarreal and Rincón del Oso Land Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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