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    AUGUSTA CEMETERY
    Augusta, Texas

    Historic Texas Cemetery

    On CR 1680, 3/10 of a mile from FM 227
    9 Miles E of Grapeland

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    Augusta Cemetery with historical marker, Houston County, Texas
    Augusta Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Historical Marker Text

    Augusta Cemetery

    The final resting place of many Houston County pioneers, this cemetery has been in continuous use since the 1850s. It is located on four acres of land donated by Lucinda C. Sheridan Murchison (1808-1862), widow of early property owner John Sheridan. The earliest documented grave dates to 1854. Among those interred here are a number of children, including one unidentified young girl who died while traveling through the area with a wagon train; victims of the 1918 influenza epidemic; and veterans of the Civil War, World War I and World War II. A cemetery association began in 1950.

    Augusta Cemetery

    From The Edens-Madden Massacre by Dana Goolsby
    "Today four historical markers stand in the bend of the curb in the Augusta Community, at the site of the Massacre. The bodies that were recovered from the vicious attack are buried in the Augusta Cemetery, among many other pioneers of Houston County. The cemetery is located down a red dirt road, CR 1680, just 3/10 of a mile from FM 227 where the historical markers stand... Numerous infants and young children are resting in the cemetery, along with multiple pioneers... Other graves were never marked or have been lost over time, but will never be forgotten. While many of those resting in the Augusta are older than Texas itself, there are still Houston County residents being laid to rest among the first pioneers of Houston County."
    Augusta Cemetery Texas - Tombstone Pioneer Girl
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Augusta Cemetery Texas - Grave of Pioneer Girl
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Augusta Cemetery Texas - Old Grave
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Augusta Cemetery Texas Graves , old tombstones
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Augusta Cemetery Texas - Grave of Infant, 1860
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Augusta Cemetery Texas - Grave of Citizens of Republic of Texas 1838
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
    Augusta Cemetery Texas - In memory of unmarked  graves
    Photo courtesy Dana Goolsby, February 2011
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