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Morgan's Point in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Morgan's Point Cemetery

 
 
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By Jim Evans, January 7, 2012
1. Morgan's Point Cemetery Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest cemeteries in continuous use in Harris County, this cemetery was founded by Colonel James Morgan, Texas revolutionary soldier. Located on land bought by Morgan in 1834, it was part of a family estate called "The Orange Grove."

The earliest marked grave here is that of James Morgan's niece, Sarah P. Morgan Patrick, who died of smallpox on July 13, 1838. Morgan's wife, Celia Gordon Morgan, was buried in October 1840, a victim of tuberculosis. Colonel Morgan was buried here in March 1866. The Morgan family plot was at one time lined with handmade bricks and marked by a large tombstone bearing the names of family members. The stone disappeared and was found by fishermen years later submerged in the bay. Stolen again after its replacement, it was never recovered.

The cemetery, which had originally encompassed a much larger area, is surrounded by an industrial complex. The Morgan's Point Cemetery Association, formed in 1922, cared for the cemetery until the city of Morgan's Point assumed responsibility for maintenance in 1965. A fence was built in 1968, and ordinances regarding care of the cemetery were passed in recent years.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10735.)
 
Location.
Morgan's Point Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 7, 2012
2. Morgan's Point Cemetery Marker
Marker is in center right
29° 40.718′ N, 94° 59.554′ W. Marker is in Morgan's Point, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from East Barbours Cut Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wade and Mamie Irvin House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bay Ridge / Morgan's Point (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governor Ross Sterling Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gribble-Hofheinz House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Col. James Morgan (approx. one mile away); New Washington (approx. one mile away); John A. Grimes Memorial Park (approx. one mile away); Saint Mary's Seminary (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan's Point.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Morgan's Point Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 7, 2012
3. Morgan's Point Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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