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Sam Houston Memorial Grave and James Gillespie Monument
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Oakwood Cemetery

This cemetery existed as early as 1846. For three graves were placed here that year. Pleasant Gray, Huntsville's founder, deeded in 1847 a 1,600-square foot plot at this site. The original tract has been greatly enlarged by other donations from local citizens. Numerous graves bear the death date 1867, when a yellow-fever epidemic swept the county. Among the many famous persons buried here are General Sam Houston; Henderson King Yoakum, author of the first comprehensive history of Texas; state congressmen; and pioneer families.

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Huntsville Tx - Oakwood Cemetery Historical Marker
Oakwood Cemetery Historical Marker
Ave. I entrance to Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville
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Sam Houston Memorial Grave and Monument
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Excerpted from Huntsville: Old Sam, Prisons and Pine Trees
"The East Texas Sunday Drive Book" by Bob Bowman

"Sam Houston Memorial Grave and Monument in Oakwood Cemetery. Since 1911, an impressive monument inscribed with the promise that "the world will take care of Houston's fame" has marked the grave of the first President of the Republic of Texas. The cemetery can be reached by traveling down the two blocks of Spur 94, the shortest highway in Texas, which intersects Texas 190."
Sam Houston Memorial Grave and Monument Inscription
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Huntsville Tx -  Oakwood Cemetery - Col Henderson Yoakum Marker
Col Henderson Yoakum Monument
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Huntsville Tx - James Gillespie Monument
James Gillespie Monument
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Huntsville Tx - James Gillespie Monument , Texan Revolutionary Army
Back of James Gillespie Monument
"Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers,
Sixth Company Infantry, Texan Revolutionary Army."
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