Details for Fairview Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5021013216


Marker Number 13216
Atlas Number 5021013216
Marker Title Fairview Cemetery
Index Entry Fairview Cemetery
Address 1100 SH 95
City Bastrop
County Bastrop
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 663163
UTM Northing 3332857
Subject Codes graveyards; pioneers
Marker Year 2003
Marker Location 1100 SH 95, inside cemetery
Marker Size HTC marker
Marker Text The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early colonist "Marty" Wells. The first marked grave is that of Crescentia Augusta Fischer (d. 1841), a German immigrant who contracted yellow fever after landing in Galveston, Texas, and died five days after her arrival in Bastrop. The burial ground is significant as an early Republic of Texas cemetery located in one of the state's early communities. It is also the final resting place of numerous notable Bastrop citizens, including elected state and national officials, and veterans of major military conflicts dating to the War of 1812. Although headstones feature prominent names like Governor Joseph D. Sayers, U.S. Congressman George Washington "Wash" Jones and early African American legislator Robert Kerr, the cemetery is also a link to the many generations of ordinary Bastrop residents, all of whom contributed to Bastrop's rich history in their own way. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2003

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