BASTROP COUNTY HISTORICAL CEMETERIES

 Why care about our historic cemeteries? 

War Babies Angel, Fairview Cemetery

Bastrop, Texas

Tombstone of Warren White, a black soldier who fought in the Civil War.

Cemeteries are physical evidence of Texas’ remarkable past. They serve to honor those who came before us, but they also serve to educate. Studying the stones will reveal remnants of history and even the thoughts of our early settlers the way few other things can -- in simply reading the words so eloquently written long ago or in viewing the care taken to ensure loved ones were properly memorialized.

Click here to learn about the efforts of the Good Cemeterian.

The Texas Historical Commission offers the following suggestions to help protect Texas’ historic cemeteries. The BCHC will focus on the cemeteries of Bastrop County during the 2017-2019 term.

  • Partner with people in the community. Create a Cemetery Watch group for cemetery protection that includes CHC appointees, local law enforcement, neighbors of the cemetery, and individuals who are interested in protecting the community’s historic cemeteries.

  • Develop a cemetery protection plan. The plan should include contact names and phone numbers for the Cemetery Watch group and area law enforcement contacts. The plan should also include instructions on what to do when vandalism or suspicious activity occurs, along with any other information that the Cemetery Watch group members need to know.

  • Clean up the cemetery. You can discourage unwanted visitors simply by picking up trash, clearing fallen branches, and trimming grass and trees.

  • Add cemetery signage. Installing signage at the entrance of a cemetery indicates that people care for the site and that it is monitored to some degree.

  • Add site lighting. If power is available, install lighting to discourage vandals and late night loitering.

  • Take photographs. Documenting existing conditions helps determine the scope of damage if a cemetery is vandalized and also an important step in the Texas Historical Commission or the Harris County designation process.

  • Educate the public. The BCHC will work toward the development of responsible stewards of cemeteries by educating the public on the significance of historic cemeteries. In the future, we hope to lead cemetery tours and create activities that teach young people about local history and cemetery maintenance.  

Monuments at Speir Cemetery, Elgin.

 Bastrop County's Historic Cemeteries 

Below are the cemeteries contained within Bastrop County. Please let us know if you are aware of other cemeteries in the county that are not listed.

 

Our deepest appreciation and thanks go to all who have surveyed, cleared, photographed and/or in some way saved a cemetery or its information. There may have been more, but an index of names and cemetery locations of a survey completed in the 1950s can be seen at the Bastrop Library.  In addition, in the 1980s, Audrey Rother, Evelyn Farris Wolf and Clyde Reynolds expended much time, money and effort to document every known cemetery in Bastrop County. Their work was generously donated to the Bastrop Public Library, who bound the lists into several book volumes, which are stored in the reference section.

 

Their hard work and dedication to their cemetery project has uncovered cemeteries that would have still been lost today and their attention to detail has captured the exact grave locations and information. This is the only known complete cemetery survey record.  Anyone going through the Bastrop area should stop at the library to view these volumes. You can also request a lookup from the Bastrop County Library Volunteer.

 

The following list is a work in progress. With the growth in Bastrop County, cemeteries are still being discovered that had been lost. Some of the surveys below are complete while others are partial surveys with the information coming from researchers, newspaper articles, undertaker records, death records, etc.  

Click here for more information about historic Fairview Cemetery along Highway 95 in Bastrop, Texas.

Click here for Access Genealogy link to list of Bastrop County-area cemeteries.

Click here for access to images of the actual documents found at the county courthouse, transcribed census records, cemetery surveys, letters, Bible records, pictures, and family stories. 

For information about Elgin cemeteries, click here.

 

information about McDade cemeteries, click here.

To view the Andrew Butler website which includes photos of various cemeteries in Bastrop County, click here.

Thank you to those who have submitted any and all cemetery information. Special thanks to Tammy Owens for her work in listing graves. For more information, go to Cemeteries of Bastrop County.

  • Addison Litton (Cedar Creek Hwy 20) Litton Addison Litton Survey

  • Alexander-Eldridge (Cedar Creek Cnty Rd 215) Lubric Leverence Survey

  • Alsup-McKinney (Paige 2104) R. Grimes Survey

  • Alta Vista (Hispanic) (Bastrop Left by Jail) Bastrop Town Tract

  • Alum Creek (aka Deshay) (Black) (Hwy 71) J. G. Welchmeyer Survey

  • Alum Creek (Alum Creek Hwy 71) Sarah Cottle League Survey

  • Antioch (Alum Creek 146) Green Survey

  • Antioch (Black) (Hills Prairie 304) Ed Jenkins Survey

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary String Prairie

  • Baasen (Paige 362) Shipman Survey

  • Bachman (aka Dube) (McDade 131) A. Martinez

  • Baker Hill (McDade 290) A. Martinez

  • Barbee Red Rock

  • Barton Creek unknown From Funeral Records

  • Bateman (Bateman 86) picture John Maximillian League

  • Baylor (Smithville 535) S. Darling Survey

  • Bennight (Utley 969) J. M. Bangs Survey

  • Biglow Unknown From Undertaker Records

  • Billingsley (McDade 99) Exhumed. Captain Jesse Billingsley was moved to Austin State Cemetery.

  • Blakey Burial Ground (aka Burleson) (Bastrop Hwy 71) Nancy Blakey League

  • Bogle (Paint Creek Area 160) T. G. Bogle land

  • Bottles (Paige 196) J. H. Bostic Surbey

  • Brazil Nunn (Smithville 95) L. Loomas League

  • Bunte (Smithville 315)

  • Burkhardt (Paige 159) Jesse Holderman Survey

  • Burleson (Smithville 2571)

  • Burns Blue 

  • Butler Brick Cemetery Elgin

  • Caldwell Family South of Colorado River by Travis County borderJose Antonia Navarro League

  • Carroll (Cedar Creek Cnty Rd 231)

  • Catherine Hartman Goertz Rockne

  • Cedar Creek Lower (Alexander) (Cedar Creek 21) Jesse Billingsley Survey 300518N 0973044W

  • Cedar Creek Mexican (Cedar Creek 219) B. Bymer League on south side of Old San Antonio Road

  • Cedar Creek Upper (Cedar Creek Hwy 21) Jesse Billingsley Survey 300501N 0973124W

  • Center Union (Black)

  • Chambliss (207) A. Mays Survey

  • Chandler (Camp Swift) David Holderman League

  • Claiborne or Black-Rector (Crafts Prairie 193) A. M. Highsmith League

  • Clark Elm Grove

  • Clearview (black) (Hills Prairie 304) Knight and White Survey

  • Coates (Cnty Rd 969 & 55) Joseph Rogers Survey

  • Collins Ranch See Moss Branch

  • Colorado Chapel (Cnty Rd 969) pictures Joseph Rogers Survey. Methodist Episcopal Church once stood here. 295845N 0970802W

  • Colorado (Mt. Zion) Community (Black) (Smithville Cnty Rd 321) Mt Zion Church barely stands here.

  • Commanche Garfield

  • Cottle Family (Gone) (Alum Creek 71) Sarah Cottle League. Cemetery was destroyed.

  • Coulson (Elgin 3000)

  • Craddock (Elgin 696) Joseph Black Survey

  • Crafts Prairie (black) (Crafts Prairie 193) Washington Curtis Survey

  • Cunningham (Black) (Smithville 200) J. C. Cunningham Survey

  • Cunningham (Smithville 200) J. C. Cunningham Survey Contact: Allie McIntyre 512-360-5067

  • Czech Moravian Bretheren (Kovar 310)

  • Davis (Bastrop 43) Bastrop Town Tract

  • Davis (Elgin-Pleasant Grove 3000) Enoch Harris Survey

  • Dixon (Paige 20) J. Carmean Survey 301200N 0970900W

  • Dube 301853N 0971238W

  • Duncan/Stanly (Steiner Ranch Cnty Rd 157) Lone graves on hill

  • Duty (Travis Cnty Webberville 969) picture Matthew Duty League. Duty was born in Sumner CO, TN. Cemetery is next to Weber Church.

  • Eagleston-Little-Scobey (Paige 21) On Lee County border. Wm. P. Kerr land grant.

  • Eastland (Watterson 208) Nicholas Washington Eastland League #88

  • Ed Wilhelm Catholic see Walnut Creek Rockne

  • Elgin Town of Elgin partial

  • Elgin Latin (Elgin 1704) Elizabeth Standifer Survey

  • Elgin Old Latin J. Burleson

  • Elm Grove Pettytown area

  • Eschberger-Weise-Wolf (McDade 103) John G. Welchmeyer Survey

  • Eschberger (Paint Creek 143) J. L. Smith Survey

  • Fairview (Black section) (City of Bastrop Hwy 95) Bastrop Town Tract

  • Fairview (City of Bastrop Hwy 95) Bastrop Town Tract

  • Farmer (Paige 167) William P. Kerr Survey near Lee County line 

  • Fick (McDade 162) John Cornelison Survey

  • Fiskville Cemetery (Travis County) Old town of Fiskville named for Greenlief Fisk

  • Flower Hill Community (Smithville 316)

  • Fowler (Travis Cnty 71) On Bastrop Travis County lines

  • Floyd (See Old Floyd)

  • Franklin (Black)

  • Friendship (Paige 151) Lee County

  • Gage Johnson

  • Garza

  • Gazley (Thompson Hill) (Smithville) T. J. Gazley Survey

  • Gentry (Black)

  • German POW (Bastrop 402) Camp Swift. Exhumed.

  • Gibson (Sand Hills) (Red Rock Cnty Rd 245)

  • Glenbelto 

  • Glenham Mine

  • GIN (Knobbs Springs) Lower Lee County

  • Goerlitz

  • Gold, Sanders McDade

  • Goodman Goodman

  • Grassyville (South of Paige 149)

  • Gray-Rector (Comfort (S. of Smithville 95) Bastrop-Fayette Co line

  • Haynes, Matt (Black) (High Grove-Red Rock 227)

  • Haynie Chapel Travis County Hwy 71

  • Haywood (Black) (Walnut Creek-Rockne 108) Wolfenberger League

  • Hemphill Farm (Hemphill Bend 969) Benjamin Milam's Colony. Jose Manuel Bangs Survey

  • Hemphill Bend (Hemphill Bend 969) Benjamin Milam's Colony. Jose Manuel Bangs Survey

  • Hendrix (Red Rock Cnty Rd 535) Photos:   2    3     4     5   6   7   8   10  11  12  13  295835N 0972453W 

  • Herron - Left right (McDade 2336) John Herron survey

  • Higgins (Crafts Prairie 192) Benjamin Bowles Survey

  • High Grove (Red Rock 221) Hiram S. Morgan Survey

  • High  Hill McDade301647N 0970947W

  • Hill (969)

  • Hill (Cedar Creek Cnty Rd 535)

  • Hill (Smithville 153) Edward Burleson Survey

  • Hills Prairie (Hubbard-Hill)( Hills Prairie 304) Ed Jenkins survey

  • Hofferek (Ernest Hofferek) Kovar

  • Hog Eye

  • Holligan (Watterson 207) Charles S. Smith League

  • Hornsby (Travis Cnty 969 & 973) Offsite link

  • Hunter Family (Webberville, Travis Cnty) off site link

  • Jeddo Jeddo 294851N 0971854W

  • Jeffries Off site survey

  • J.J. Manor (aka McDuff) (Travis Cnty 969) off site survey

  • Jones (Travis Cnty 969) off site survey

  • Joseph Burleson's Burial Ground (Smithville 304) Thomas J. Gazley Survey

  • Kellough (Hills Prairie 304)

  • Kennedy Alum Creek

  • Kennedy (Hills Prairie 304) 

  • Knobbs Springs & Lower Lee County

  • Kovar Catholic Kovar

  • Kurth McDade

  • Lehnick Lake Bastrop

  • Lentz (Red Rock Hwy 20) 295818N 0972628W

  • Lima Old Baptist (Black)

  • Lumback (Thomas) Black

  • Lyman (Pain) Camp Swift

  • Mackey Bastrop

  • Magdaline Elgin Steiner Ranch

  • Manor Hill (Black)

  • Manor Webberville Travis County See J J Manor

  • Mary Christian-Burleson Thomas Christian Survey. Mary Christian married Capt. James Burleson. (See Projects: Mary Christian-Burleson Cemetery.)

  • Mattiza Paige

  • McDade (McDade 390)

  • McDuff See J J Manor

  • McLaurin

  • McShan (South Elgin 1704) Located in front of the Old Baptist Church Cemetery. New Cemetery.

  • McWilliams Pea Ridge

  • McWilliams-Reader-Pea Ridge Smithville A. Kertz

  • Meridith (Rockne Cnty Rd 233) 295955N 0972541W

  • Meuth Family Paige-Antioch

  • Meuth Hill Sandy Creek

  • Mexican Nationalist Bastrop

  • Miller String Prairie

  • Milton Chapel (Paige 159)

  • Moncure Family Moncure Farm

  • Mordorff, Henry

  • Morgan Chapel (Butler 696) Graves moved to McDade Cemetery 302020N 0971641W

  • Moss Branch (Old Hwy 71)

  • Mt Bethel/Piney Creek Lake Bastrop picture Off site survey

  • Mt. Moriah (Elgin 3000) 302118N 0972110W

  • Mt. Olive Evergreen (Black) (Bastrop Cnty Rd 78)

  • Mt. Pleasant (Black)

  • Mount Zion (Black) Utley

  • Nance Elgin

  • New Hope (Black)Camp Swift - abandoned

  • Oak Hill (McDade Cnty Rd 2336) Pictures

  • Oak Hill (Smithville Cnty Rd 95) partial listing 295859N 0970953W

  • Oakwood (oldest in Travis) Travis - many Bastrop families. off site

  • Old Barton Creek (Kovar 310) 295409N 0971402W

  • Old Floyd - Off site survey

  • Old George - (Elgin 3000)

  • Old Moon aka Old Baptist Church aka Perryville (South Elgin 1704)This is the Old Baptist Church 301818N 0972305W

  • Oliver-Powell (Between Smithville & Bastrop 174) 300230N 0971015W

  • Oliver Hill Black White Hispanic Smithville

  • Paige

  • Paint Creek St. Andrews (Paint Creek 162)

  • Pee Lee (McDade Area Cnty Rd 126)

  • Pettytown (Pettytown 267) Ross Byers

  • Phelan (157)

  • Pin Oak Ray's Cafe on Rocky Hill

  • Piney (Black) Camp Swift North of Bastrop Lake. No access. Abandoned by Piney Creek.

  • Pleasant Chapel (Red Rock Cnty Rd 231) 300141N 0972432W

  • Pleasant Grove (Elgin 91)

  • Pleasant Hill (Sayersville 179)

  • Porter McDade

  • Presbyterian Kovar

  • Protestant String Prairie

  • Psencik Catholic Fayette County

  • Ransom Farm S. Bastrop 

  • Red Rock (New) (Red Rock Hwy 20) Freeman Wilkerson League 295748N 0972721W

  • Red Rock (Old) (Red Rock Cnty Rd 812) pictures Joseph Adair 295756N 0972814W

  • Reid's Bend Reid's Bendlost?

  • Reneau-Johnson Elgin destroyed

  • Reyes Ranch Cedar Creek

  • Ridgeway (Paige Cnty Rd 164)

  • Robbins (Cnty Rd 328) Robbins/Burleson/Hudson's 295143N 0971424W

  • Roe Paige destroyed

  • Rogers Off site survey

  • Rogers, Thomas J Utley Coates Road, off of 969

  • Rogers-Hill (Travis Cnty 969) offsite link Near Martin Luther King and Decker Rd

  • Rosanky (535 & 304) R. Whittlesey survey 295602N 0971839W

  • Rother McDade

  • Rundus (Mary Rundus)

  • Sacred Heart Catholic (Rockne Cnty Rd 535)

  • Salem (Black) Peach Creek

  • San Juan Bastrop

  • Sanders-Gold McDade

  • Sayersville (Black) Sayersville

  • Scallorn- Iva, Gideon, Stephen (Upton 280) off Ione road

  • Scifford (Bill Scifford) Paige

  • Shelton and Tyler (Black)

  • Shiloh (Black) (Paige Cnty Rd 143) Lone Star

  • Siloah Lutheran McDade (See Projects: Siloah Cemetery)

  • Smith (Red Rock Cnty Rd 238) 295709N 0972344W

  • Smith Elgin

  • Smith Smithville 302215N 0972132W

  • Speir (Young's Prairie 67) 301618N 0972451W

  • SPJST Lodge Kovar

  • St. Anthony

  • St. John's(Cedar Creek Cnty Rd 219)

  • St. John's Lutheran Paige

  • St. John's Zion Union Missionary Baptist

  • St. Mary's (String Prairie 261)

  • St. Mary's (Pin Oak 2104) picture

  • St. Paul Black White (Wyldwood Hwy 71 & 335)

  • St. Peter and Paul Catholic Kovar

  • St. Phillips (Black) (String Prairie 295) Peach Creek 295029N 0971923W

  • St's Delight Baptist (Black) Paige

  • Strickland Bastrop

  • String Prairie/St. Mary's (String Prairie 269)

  • Surovik (Emil Surovik) Kovar

  • Sweet Hill (Black) Upton Off Upton Rd before Young School House Rd.

  • Thompson_Morris-Adams (Hwy 71) 300001N 0971025W

  • Three Oaks (McDade Area 99) picture

  • Trigg (Hills Prairie) (Hills Prairie 304) Knight and White League Family from Sumner CO, TN

  • Unknown (969 & 60)

  • Unknown (Cedar Creek 250)

  • Unknown (Cedar Creek between 21 & 257)

  • Unknown (McDade Shiloh Area 131)

  • Unknown (McDade Shiloh Area 142)

  • Unknown (Paige 196)

  • Unknown (Shiloh Area Hwy 20)

  • Unknown (Shiloh Area Hwy 20)

  • Upton Church of Christ (Hancock) (Upton 280)

  • Utley

  • Vaughan

  • Walker-Watson (Bastrop Cnty Rd 218) 300900N 0972426W

  • Walker Family

  • Walnut Creek aka Ed Wilhelm (Rockne Cnty Rd 233) Andrew Mays Survey

  • Walnut Creek (Black)

  • Ward Rockne A Mays Survey. By Old Hendrix and Chambliss.

  • Warren-White (Black)

  • Watson Cnty Rd 565. Take Hwy 20. Turn left on 565. As soon as you cross the bridge over Walnut Creek, take an immediate left onto Walnut Creek Rd (dirt road). Go straight on this road until it makes a y. Take left side of Y onto Walnut Creek Cv. Go about 50 yards and there is a metal gate on the left. Walk through the gate and turn toward your left.

  • Watterson (Watterson Cnty Rd 211) A. Mays Survey

  • Watterson Prairie

  • Weise

  • Westbrook Memorial Gardens (Black) Elgin

  • Wilbarger (Lemon Barker) (Steiner Ranch, Cnty Rd 157) Lemon Barker League. Margaret Barker married Josiah Wilbarger, then Thomas W. Chambers.

  • Wilbarger (Black)

  • Williams (Wyldwood Hwy 71 & 324)

  • Wilson (Coon Neck S. Elgin 55) 301512N 0972327W

  • Wilson Farm (Alexander) LaReatta (Hwy 304) Between lots 87/88, after Campfire Rd

  • Wise Pope Bend

  • Wolf (Rockne Cnty Rd 108)

  • Wolfenberger (Red Rock Cnty Rd 232) Wolfenberger League 300126N 0972505W

  • Woods-Moore Slave Hills Prairie Located somewhere near the Trigg Cemetery

  • Wood Travis Co Webberville

  • Woods Prairie/Fort Fayette County

  • Wright (Sol/Saul) Cemetery

  • Wright-Penterf (Cedar Creek Hwy 20) 300613N 0972841W

  • Young School House (Upton 280) Micah Andrews Survey 295918N 0971625W

  • Young's Prairie -   Jeptha (Young's Prairie 1704) J. W. Standifer Survey 301727N 0972358W

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