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West Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Columbia Cemetery

 
 
Old Columbia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debbie A. Sutherland, August 24, 2011
1. Old Columbia Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Site given by Josiah H. Bell family out of their grant, the first deeded to one of "Old 300" in colony of Stephen F. Austin. Has graves of many heroes of Texas Revolution of 1836. Deeded in 1852 to Bethel Presbyterian Church. Since 1933 managed by Columbia Cemetery Association.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9546.)
 
Location. 29° 8.457′ N, 95° 38.843′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on E. Jackson St. 0.8 miles east of S. 17th, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Some of the graves inside the cemetery have historical markers attached. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbia United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia Rosenwald School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia - The First Capital of The Republic of Texas (approx. mile away); Near Site of First Capitol of the Republic of Texas
Old Columbia Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Debbie A. Sutherland, August 24, 2011
2. Old Columbia Cemetery
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Home of Josiah Hughes Bell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of George B. McKinstry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,513 times since then and 170 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2011, by Debbie A. Sutherland of West Columbia, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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