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 Texas : Features: Cemetery : Mount Zion Cemetery

MOUNT ZION CEMETERY

Washington County, Central Texas S
On FM 1948 and FM 390
3 Miles NE of Burton
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Baptist Church and  Cemetery
Mount Zion Baptist Church and Cemetery
TE photo, March 2010
Going East on FM 390 (La Bahia Road), after a few miles, you will see a sign directing you to the Mount Zion Baptist Church and Cemetery
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery historical marker
Mt. Zion Cemetery historical marker
TE photo 2010
Historical Marker Text

Mt. Zion Cemetery

This 5-acre cemetery is located on the league of land granted to Robert Clokey, of Stephen F. Austin's Second Colony, in 1831. First grave here was that of an infant, E. A. Metcalfe, who died Sept. 15, 1852. Some unmarked graves may date from a yellow fever epidemic that struck this area in 1867. The cemetery was probably named for the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located here from 1857 to 1882. Deeded to cemetery trustees in 1881 by owner J. R. Hines, the site contains 13 marked graves, which represent 55 families. The Burton Heritage Society now maintains the property.
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Baptist Church historical marker
Mt. Zion Baptist Church historical marker
TE photo 2010
Historical Marker Text

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Pioneer area settlers organized the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1852 on land donated by James R. Hines. Early ministers included notable Baptist leaders from Old Baylor College at nearby Independence. The church building was dismantled and rebuilt in the new town of Burton on land donated by F. A. Rice and A. Groesbeck in 1882. At that time the congregation was renamed Burton Baptist Church. The sanctuary was rebuilt after being damaged in the 1900 storm and on Feb. 18, 1983, was moved here to its original site. It now serves as a reminder of the area's rich pioneer heritage.
Washington County TX - Mt. Zion Cemetery Tombstone
Mt. Zion Cemetery Tombstone
TE photo, March 2010
Washington County TX - Mt. Zion Cemetery Angel
Mt. Zion Cemetery Angel
TE photo, March 2010
Among the graves in the cemetery is a large marker for Texas Ranger Captain Leander Harvey “Lee” McNelly.
Washington County TX - Mt. Zion Cemetery Texas Ranger Captain McNelly Tombstone
Captain McNelly's tombstone in good state in 2002
Texas ranger Captain McNelly's grave
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery McNelly vandalized tombstons
McNelly Tombstone after being vandalized in 2002
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery vandalized tombstone
TE photo, 2002
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery Martha McNelly  Tombstone
TE photo, 2002
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery Dorothy Hoffmann tombstone with book
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Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery Johnson tombstone broken
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Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery Joseph Hoffmann Jr. unusual tombstone
TE photo, 2002
Washington County TX - Mount Zion Cemetery old ornate tombstone
An unusually ornate tombstone
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Washington County Texas - Angel statue on Mt Zion cemetery  angel on tombstone
TE photo, 2002
Washington County TX - Mt Zion Cemetery Stewart Ironworks Cincinnati Ohio sign on fence
Stewart Ironworks, Cincinnati, Ohio
TE photo 2002
See FM 390 - La Bahia Scenic Highway
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