Details for Bethany Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5453012240


Marker Number 12240
Atlas Number 5453012240
Marker Title Bethany Cemetery
Index Entry Bethany Cemetery
Address 1300 Springdale Rd.
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 626319
UTM Northing 3350526
Subject Codes cemetery; African American topics
Marker Year 1997
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text This cemetery was established in the late 1800s when burial space set aside for African Americans in Austin's historic Oakwood Cemetery was no longer available. The oldest recorded burial is that of infant Hellen Moore in 1879. C. W. Jones purchased this land in 1892. The Bethany Cemetery Company, formed in 1893 by William Holland, Henderson Rollins, Allen Bradley and William M. Tears, maintained the site until 1933. In 1976, members of the Bethany Cemetery Association became caretakers of the 6.18-acre graveyard and improved the site, which still serves the area. (1997)

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