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Near Holland in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Post Oak Cemetery

 
 
Post Oak Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Post Oak Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The only physical remnant of the Post Oak community, this cemetery began as the burial ground for the family of Isham McMillin, who acquired land in this part of Bell County in 1855. The oldest marked grave, that of McMillin’s daughter Elizabeth, dates from 1857. Several graves, marked by piles of stones or illegible markers, may predate Elizabeth’s burial.
     A large proportion of graves mark the burial sites of infants and children, testament to the harshness of frontier life as Anglo settlers moved into the area. Buried here are members of a number of pioneer families, including the Edwards, Fulton, Sinclair and Ezell families. Isham McMillin, who died in 1861, is buried here, as is another McMillin daughter, Mary (1852-1864).
     In 1873, Sarah McMillin sold two acres of land to the deacons of Mountain Home Baptist Church for the purpose of building a church and schoolhouse. The Mountain Home church came to be called Post Oak Baptist Church , as did the school and the community. The school consolidated with the Center Lake School District in 1916 and later became part of the Holland public school system. The Post Oak Baptist Church continued to meet until a 1952 fire destroyed the church building and the congregation disbanded.
     Burials continued to take place in the graveyard, and the Post Oak Cemetery Association,
Post Oak Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Post Oak Cemetery Marker
organized in 1951, cares for the cemetery, which stands as a reminder of early Bell County settlement.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12512.)
 
Location. 30° 54.539′ N, 97° 24.038′ W. Marker is near Holland, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1123 0.2 miles west of Roberts Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holland TX 76534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holland Community (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Woman's Study Club of Holland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bartlett Electric Cooperative (approx. 5 miles away); Site of German-English School (approx. 7 miles away); St. John Lutheran Church (approx. 7 miles away); Stockton Family Cemetery (approx. 7½ miles away); Donahoe Community (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of Booker T. Washington School (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
 
Also see . . .  Post Oak Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on October 17, 2015.)
 
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View to East Along Farm-to-Market Road 1123 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. View to East Along Farm-to-Market Road 1123
Marker is on left (north) side of road
View to West Along Farm-to-Market Road 1123 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. View to West Along Farm-to-Market Road 1123
View of cemetery from intersection
of FM Road 1123 and Roberts Road
Post Oak Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
5. Post Oak Cemetery
View to north
Post Oak Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
6. Post Oak Cemetery Entrance
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By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
7. Post Oak Cemetery
View to south towards cemetery entrance
Graves of Isham, Elizabeth, and Mary McMillin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
8. Graves of Isham, Elizabeth, and Mary McMillin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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