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Beeville in Bee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Rose Cemetery

 
 
St. Rose Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
1. St. Rose Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This historic African American burial ground is associated with two congregations organized in the 1880s. Many buried here were members of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church or Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. Some burials took place prior to the site's official dedication as a cemetery. The earliest known burial, of former slave Nancy Williams, dates from 1901. Land for a community cemetery for African Americans was officially deeded in 1921. Among the prominent individuals interred here are Mose Lott and Allen Canada, who built the first Beeville schoolhouse for African Americans. Several veterans of conflicts dating back to World War I are also buried here. The St. Rose Cemetery Association organized in 1970 to care for this sacred site.
Historic Texas Cemetery
Marker is property of the state of Texas

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14265.)
 
Location. 28° 24.646′ N, 97° 44.007′ W. Marker is in Beeville, Texas, in Bee County. Marker is on East Hefferman Street 0.2 miles west of Bypass U.S. 181, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1402 East Hefferman St., Beeville TX 78102, United States of America.
 
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St. Rose Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
2. St. Rose Cemetery entrance
8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank of Beeville (approx. 0.3 miles away); McClanahan House (approx. one mile away); Beeville on the Poesta (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bee County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Douglas A4 Skyhawk (approx. 1.1 miles away); Commercial National Bank (approx. 1.2 miles away); Medio Creek (approx. 7.1 miles away); Aransas Creek Settlers (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beeville.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
St. Rose Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
3. St. Rose Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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