Monument Hill Tomb

Monument Hill Tomb (HMZYT)

Location: La Grange, TX 78945 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.278', W 96° 52.567'

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In September 1848, the remains of Texans killed in the 1842 Dawson Massacre and the 1843 "Black Bean Death Lottery" were reburied at this site in a sandstone vault. The Kreische family did its best to care for the grave during their ownership of the property, but it suffered from lack of formal oversight. In 1905, the state authorized acquisition of .36 acres here, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas raised funds for a new cover for the tomb in 1933. During the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, the 48-foot shellstone shaft with a stylized, Art Deco-influenced mural was erected to mark the mass grave more prominently. Local citizens purchased 3.54 acres as a donation to the state for parkland in 1957.
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HM NumberHMZYT
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Marker Number12756
Year Placed2002
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 705097 N 3308266
Decimal Degrees29.88796667, -96.87611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.278', W 96° 52.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 16.68" N, 96° 52' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)979, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 414 TX-92 Spur, La Grange TX 78945, US
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