What makes a Texas cemetery historic? Simple. Any cemetery 50 years or older that landmarks the presence of a family or community qualifies. Cemeteries across Texas do just that, memorializing our ancestors and marking time's progress forward in granite, commemorative prose, and bones.
Cemeteries interweave the sentimental with the analytical, recording expressions of culture, adoration, and affection alongside historical data like dates, religious alliances, social and military affiliations, and family connections. In fact, some cemeteries serve as the only remaining record of places that no longer exist.