Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
†††††Pioneer Cemetery. Originally part of Peach Point Plantation.
†††††Used by descendants of James Franklin Perry and wife, Emily Austin Bryan Perry, Stephen F. Austinís sister, and by the community since 1829.
†††††In 1836, Austin, the “Father of Texas” was buried here.
†††††His remains were reinterred in the state cemetery in the City of Austin in 1910.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9565.)
Location. 28° 58.577′ N, 95° 28.38′ W. Marker is in Jones Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Gulf Prairie Road 0.2 miles south of Texas Highway 36, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the parking lot in front of the historic section of the cemetery; the above directions are to Gulf Prairie Church and Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major James Peckham Caldwell (here, next to this marker); Henry William Munson (here, next to this marker); William Joel Bryan (a few steps from this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin Major Reuben R. Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); James Franklin Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Peach Point (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
Also see . . .
1. Gulf Prairie Cemetery: A Brief History. From the web blog for Brazoria County, Texas, Genealogical Research. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
2. Gulf Prairie Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
3. Gulf Prairie, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.