Williamson County Cemeteries
We are under
construction on the cemeteries page - if you have any information
please let us know. -
Here is an updated spread sheet we are working on to list all the cemeteries in Williamson County - some have been found. some locations are unknown and some even have melted away back to mother earth - please help us find and identify these cemeteries - e-mail with corrections or additions.
(This list is as complete as we can get it using several sources and we welcome any updates we receive.) - I would like to acknowledge John Christeson for all his hard work on helping the Commission on this project. You can find a lot of his hard work listed on findagrave.com.
Here's a detailed map made by the TXDOT
Williamson County MAP 18 mg file
This a listing of all the cemeteries but it is still a work in progress - (it has links to findagrave.com which has interments with the grave stones and most with photos) and Williamson-county-historical-commission.org pages. - the findagrave.com also shows maps and GPS points.
Here's listing index by the Texas Historical Commission
Write up on tombstones by Alan Rabe
A special thanks to Scott Franz and the WC Sun for this story.
Citizens of the Republic of Texas
buried in Williamson County
plaque on a gravestone
First Republic of Texas Flag(please help us find more names)
Second Republic of Texas Flag
Third Republic of Texas Flag
William Thomas Avery
John Calvin Avery
Adam (Ad) Lawrence
Bartlett Smith Gray
John G. Matthews
David Hutchinson McFadin
helped bury Fannin’s men after Goliad Massacre
Major Robert McNutt
Williamson County Texas revolution
War Hero's Not Buried in Williamson County
Washington "Wash" Anderson
wounded in the ankle, in Huddleston’s painting
Veteran of the Mexican War
William P. Rutledge Sr.
he was a Captain in the Mexican War
buried in the Pond Springs Cemetery
Veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto
An Online Database of the People
that Lived in the Republic of Texas
"Survivors of the Revolution which separated
Texas from Mexico, 1835 - 1842"
Republic Of Texas - " More Information"
Links of Interest
Here is information on how
to get a cemetery
listed as a Historic Texas Cemetery HTC:
For information on the Historic Texas Cemetery Designation program from the Texas Historical Commission use the links below to get a fact sheet, the HTC application, instructions, supplements, and a sample application. Please feel free to contact the Texas Historical Commission with any questions you may have about the program.
History Programs Division
Texas Historical Commission
Historic Texas Cemetery Designation
Standards for Preservation of Historic Cemeteries
Historic Texas Cemetery Designation
Williamson County Texas Digital Cemetery Project
by Michael Sheppard < firstname.lastname@example.org
This database in alphabetical order -
is basically an image - click on the + sign
To enlarge the view to the point where you can see the names and then use the arrows to go left - right -up - down.
County, Texas Digital Cemetery Project
this is a list of Williamson County cemeteries by Michael Sheppard
Williamson County, Texas
by Three-Legged Willie's
Find a Grave.Com
This is a very good site and is being updated
|County Search for Historic Sites by the Texas Historical Commission|
1 mile east of
W Parmer Ln on CR174/Brushy Creek Rd
2 miles south of Jerrell
1 mile west off 35 on CR313
Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
listing of graves site
Hutto Lutheran Cemetery
plaque on CR-1466
west of Coupland
St Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery 2007
Union Hill Cemetery
Independent Order Of
(I.O.O.F.) Cemetery’s Many Interesting Stories
Prepared for the
By Jim Dillard
More than 200 cemeteries are listed on Williamson County Historical Commission’s 1999 cemetery map. While some sites are city or church owned, others are family plots or solitary graves of nameless cowboys and pioneers. But regardless of size, they all have one thing in common: they hold the key to understanding the past.
Not far away is Emma Makemson. As a young girl sitting on a rail fence in the front yard of her parent’s Round Rock home, Emma witnessed the mortally-wounded Sam Bass gallop past after his fatal confrontation with county deputies and Texas Rangers.
Also resting peacefully nearby is J. J. Gordon and his three wives. Gordon served many years as district clerk, as well as Georgetown ISD tax collector. The Gordons are a stone’s throw away from J. W. Hodges, a former county clerk whose tombstone bears his bas-relief portrait.
throughout are businessmen who helped build the county. Men like David
Love, who outfitted cattle drives on their way up the trail; Emzy
Taylor, who helped bring the railroad to
There are also lawmen like Charley Brady, Georgetown’s first police chief; Texas Ranger R. Y. Secrest, who chased bandits along the Mexican border; and H. C. Purl, former county sheriff who rests next to daughter Annie, whose tombstone is the cornerstone from the original Annie Purl School.
Suffragette Jessie Daniels Ames—who fought not only for women’s right to
vote but also for prison reform, civil rights for Blacks, and the
passage of a
W. Glasscock, whose father donated the land on which
in a shady grove is Henry Burkhardt. Conscripted into the Prussian Army
as a teen, he fled to
And then there is the tombstone that bears a memorable inscription unlike any other. It reads, “While very young my parents taught me: 1. Don’t whine. 2. Don’t lie. 3. Treat others like you would want them to treat you.” It closes, “I enjoyed my ride on space ship Earth.”
Narratives from the
Georgetown's Yesteryears Book
A special thanks to The Georgetown Heritage Society and Martha Mitten Allen for letting us post these wonderful first person stories.
Foreword and Preface
Elmo Sherman- Tom W. Sweeney, Interviewer
This might not be a very pleasant thing to talk about, but I'd kind of like to tell you about the first funeral that I can remember going to and how it impressed me. It was so different from what we have now.
My grandfather on my mother's side was a retired Baptist preacher. One time (1870-73), he pastored the First Baptist Church in Dallas, which is, of course, the largest Baptist church in the world. My grandmother had died even before I was born, and Grandpa came to live with us here in Georgetown the last several years of his life. He lived to be ninety-four years of age.
I was so impressed when they had his funeral, because his funeral was held in the old Baptist Church, which was located on Church Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The thing that impressed me so much was that we went out to the cemetery. They had a beautiful carriage that was drawn by two beautiful black horses. There was a man dressed in black by the name of Mr. Dave Whitworth, and he sat up very stately on the top of that coach and drove into the cemetery. I never will forget how impressed I was at that sight. Grandpa was buried here in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Georgetown. That made an impression on me that I will never forget.
By a Georgetown, Texas historian JC Johnson