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

Rosewood Cemetery

 
 
Rosewood Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, January 12, 2008
1. Rosewood Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Galveston's first
African American cemetery
1911-1944

Site donated to
Galveston Historical Foundation
by John and Judy Saracco, 2006

Listed as a historical burial ground
by the Texas Historical Commission

 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 29° 16.064′ N, 94° 49.793′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Seawall Boulevard and Central City Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Italian Vault (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peter Leroy Colombo (approx. half a mile away); Beach Invertebrates (approx. 0.9 miles away); Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising (approx. one mile away); The Birds of Galveston (approx. one mile away); Campeche / Galveston Island (approx. one mile away); Baden-Sproule House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
More about this marker. The Galveston Historical Society lists the cemetery as near 64th Street
Rosewood Cemetery now in a bowl shape image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, January 12, 2008
2. Rosewood Cemetery now in a bowl shape
This is a view looking West at the Northeast end of the cemetery. As you can see from the photo the graves are all lower than the surrounding development. Notice the difference in height of the gate entering the cemetery and wooden fence lining the North and West side of the property. The city is trying to improve the drainage to keep water from sitting after a heavy rain. You can see one tomb in the background and other headstones.
between Seawall Boulevard and Central City Boulevard.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Cemetery clean up and fence building image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, January 12, 2008
3. Cemetery clean up and fence building
Sean Moran took on cleaning up the cemetery and building a fence as his Eagle scout project. I was unable to volunteer that day, but I stopped by to show my support for Sean and his project. As an advisor with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, I thought it was important to at least stop by and let the youth of the community know we appreciate the work that they are doing in the community.
A Dad's eye view image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, January 12, 2008
4. A Dad's eye view
Kevin Moran, the father of Scout Sean Moran watches the volunteers helping Sean clean up the cemetery and build the fence. Kevin is standing on the road leading to the cemetery. The entry on Seawall Blvd. is further south behind Kevin. You can see one hotel that is located on the south side of the cemetery. There are several hotels surrounding the property.
Sean and other volunteers image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Collins III, January 12, 2008
5. Sean and other volunteers
Sean(in the blue shirt) and other volunteers work on the fence surrounding the cemetery. It was a beautiful cool day. Sean had volunteers from many different groups represented. This was a great Eagle scout project. I hope other youth and adults will be motivated to get involved with projects like this, following Sean's example.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2008, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,279 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2008, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas.   2. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas.   3. submitted on January 20, 2008, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Samuel Collins III of Hitchcock, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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