Center Point Cemetery

Center Point Cemetery (HM23NS)

Location: Center Point, TX 78010 Kerr County
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N 29° 56.101', W 99° 2.269'

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The earliest known settlers in this area were Mrs. Elizabeth Denton and her children and slaves, who arrived in 1852. They were joined in 1858 by the family of Dr. Charles Ganahl, who named the new community Zanzenberg, after his hometown in Austria. The town became known as Center Point in 1872, and settlers continued to move into the area.

In 1872 land was purchased for a church and cemetery on this site, and in 1881 two acres were added to the property to enlarge the cemetery. The church was moved off the property, and another land acquisition in 1901 increased the cemetery property to 5.3 acres.

Approximately 1,452 graves have been located here. The oldest marked burial is that of Lydia Burney (1795-1875). Many early pioneers and community leaders are buried here, as well as 32 Texas Rangers, whose names are: W.D.C.Burney; N. Coldwell; J.A. Gibbens; H.T. Hill; F.L. Holloway; R.J. Irving, Sr.; R.J. Lange; J.H. Lane; S.T. Lane, Jr.; T. Lane; M.A. Lowrance; J.L. McElroy; S.G. McElroy; A.S. Moore; F.M. Moore; G.K. Moore; G.R. Moore; G.W. Moore; H.C. Moore; James Moore; J.T. Moore; M.F. Moore; D.C. Nowlin; J.C. Nowlin; R.W. Nowlin; P. Alonzo Rees; N.O. Reynolds; W.H. Rishworth; J.L. Sellars; A.J. Sowell; W.H. Witt; S.G. Wray.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
HM NumberHM23NS
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 496350 N 3311585
Decimal Degrees29.93501667, -99.03781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.101', W 99° 2.269'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 6.0599999999999" N, 99° 2' 16.14" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 E, Center Point TX 78010, US
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