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
Massacre by Dana
"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."