Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery

Brownsboro Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery (HML5B)

Location: Brownsboro, TX 75756 Henderson County
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N 32° 18.148', W 95° 36.799'

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After migrating from Norway in 1845, Ole Reierson bought the land that included this cemetery site (1.' mi. ESE). He chose the spot for his burial and carved several of the plain brown gravestones before he died in 1852. The cemetery's 24 marked and 81 unmarked graves are mostly those of Norwegian immigrants. A Lutheran church, built nearby in 1889, served as a cemetery chapel until the 1920s. Will Tergerson tended the site for many years. An association formed in 1974 by descendants of early settlers now maintains it.
HM NumberHML5B
Marker Number10345
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 253935 N 3576962
Decimal Degrees32.30246667, -95.61331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.148', W 95° 36.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 8.88" N, 95° 36' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14528-14628 State Hwy 31 W, Brownsboro TX 75756, US
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