Details for Egypt Plantation Cemetery (Atlas Number 5481013190)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481013190


Marker Number 13190
Atlas Number 5481013190
Marker Title Egypt Plantation Cemetery
Index Entry Egypt Plantation Cemetery
Address Northing Rd, Tolliven Ln
City Egypt
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 768279
UTM Northing 3255664
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2002
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Egypt, SE on FM 1161, SW on Northing Road, E on Tolliven Lane
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size HTC marker
Marker Text Egypt Plantation Cemetery In 1838, William Jones Elliot Heard purchased more than 2,000 acres of land from John C. Clark and established the Egypt Plantation in what is now Wharton County. He set aside three acres for a cemetery. Early graves were covered with brick crypts, and the oldest marked grave is that of George S. Heard, the youngest of Heard's four children, who died on January 8, 1854. Andrew Northington's grave dates to October of that same year. Heard's wife America (Morton) died in 1855 and was also buried here. Today, the cemetery is maintained by Heard heirs, including the Northington family. Many of Heard's descendants are buried here. It is believed that the cemetery contains several unmarked graves, including some of the many burials covered by brick crypts. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002