San Felipe de Austin Cemetery

San Felipe de Austin Cemetery (HM27A2)

Location: San Felipe, TX 77473 Austin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 47.894', W 96° 6.045'

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San Felipe de Austin was established in 1824 as the community and administrative headquarters of Stephen F. Austin's original Anglo American colony in Texas. The site for the township was chosen by Austin and the Baron Felipe Enrique Neri de Bastrop.

The original 1824 Mexican charter for San Felipe de Austin contains a survey which set aside this site for cemetery purposes. Although the earliest documented interment is that of Elisebath J. Eidman in 1846, historical references to earlier deaths in the community suggest burials here prior to that year.

The cemetery consists of a fenced Anglo section containing about 370 grave sites and an adjacent, separately fenced, African American section containing an estimated 200 grave sites, at least three of which are known to be those of former slaves.

From the time of its establishment in 1824 San Felipe de Austin Cemetery was maintained by the town of San Felipe de Austin until 1966. Since that year the town has added land to the cemetery and transferred its ownership and care to two community cemetery associations comprised of descendants of persons interred here. Many of this area's early pioneers and leaders are buried here.

(incise) James W. Brown Chapter, San Felipe de Austin Cemetery Assn.
HM NumberHM27A2
Year Placed1993
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 780250 N 3299953
Decimal Degrees29.79823333, -96.10075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 47.894', W 96° 6.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 47' 53.64" N, 96° 6' 2.7" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4902-4998 Campo Santo St, San Felipe TX 77473, US
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