Prairie View Cemetery

Prairie View Cemetery (HMIEZ)

Location: Bertram, TX 78605 Burnet County
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N 30° 51.643', W 97° 54.705'

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Pioneer settlers in this vicinity met together for worship services in the Gum Springs Schoolhouse until 1892, when Stephen Taylor deeded land at this site for church and cemetery purposes. This historic cemetery began in the churchyard of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South, (also known as Prairie View Church) in the early 1890s.

The earliest documented grave in the cemetery is that of Scottish native James Smith (1836-1892), who immigrated to Texas in 1884. Those interred here include pioneer settlers; a number of infants and small children; and veterans of the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and Korea.

The Prairie View Church moved to Briggs in 1906 and became the Briggs Methodist Church. The congregation later was dissolved, and the members attended worship services in neighboring communities. The church building was moved to Lampasas in 1951 and converted into a parsonage.

The Prairie View Cemetery serves as a physical reminder of the area's pioneer heritage. The Prairie View Cemetery Association, organized in 1977, provides maintenance for the historic graveyard.
Marker Number9742
Year Placed1991
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 604044 N 3414672
Decimal Degrees30.86071667, -97.91175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 51.643', W 97° 54.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 51' 38.58" N, 97° 54' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2301 Co Rd 211, Bertram TX 78605, US
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