Uncovered Texas


Walton, William Martin

(January 17, 1832 - July 1, 1915) Mississippi native William M. "Buck" Walton attended the University of Virginia and studied law in Carrollton, Mississippi. In 1853 he moved to Austin, where his first law partner was A. J. Hamilton, later governor of Texas. In 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Ar....

Historical Marker - Austin.

Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church and Cemetery

Among the Swedish immigrants who settled in Decker in the 1880s were many seeking freedom from the Swedish state church. The immigrants held meetings in homes and schoolhouses, and organized the Decker Swedish Evangelical Free Church. Joseph E. Johnson and his wife Charlotta (Mork) deeded land in 18....

Historical Marker - Austin.

Jones, Major John B.

Famed defender of the frontier. Instilled ideals of excellence into Texas Rangers. Born in South Carolina. Came to Republic of Texas 1839. Educated at Old Baylor and Rutersville, where students had to defend school from Indian attacks. In Civil War, 1861-65, served with Terry's Texas Rangers and Spe....

Historical Marker - Austin.

Bethany Cemetery

This cemetery was established in the late 1800s when burial space set aside for African Americans in Austin's historic Oakwood Cemetery was no longer available. The oldest recorded burial is that of infant Hellen Moore in 1879. C. W. Jones purchased this land in 1892. The Bethany Cemetery Company, f....

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Cementerio Mexicano de Maria de la Luz

Tradition holds that a family passing through the area in 1912 buried a child, Maria de la Luz, at this site. In August of that year, A. Donley, A.C. Rodriguez and S. Galvan bought the land for use as a Mexican cemetery. In the 1940s, a fire set to eliminate tall grass at the site burned many of the....

Historical Marker - Austin.


Two area pioneers were Josiah Fisk, who arrived in 1846, and Edward Zimmerman, who came in 1854; both brought their families to the farming lands outside Austin. Zimmerman became the first postmaster in 1873, when more than 150 people lived in Fiskville, a dispersed agricultural community along Litt....

Historical Marker - Austin.

Ney, Elisabet

(Jan. 26, 1833 - June 29, 1907) World-renowned sculptor; lived 35 years in Texas, where she executed works of many noted citizens. Born in Muenster, Westphalia, Germany, Elisabet grew up beautriful, talented, and self-willed. At 19 she began to study at the Academy of Arts, Munich, where her skill a....

Historical Marker - Austin.

Austin State Hospital Cemetery

Austin State Hospital Cemetery Established 1882 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002....

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Foster, J. L., Gravesite

J.L. Foster Gravesite Interred December 1900 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001....

Historical Marker - Austin.

Manor, Joseph J., Cemetery

Joseph J. Manor Cemetery Joseph J. Manor (1818-1884) came to Texas from Tennessee at age twenty, settling finally in Webberville, where he acquired land and opened a store and cotton gin. He married Caroline Scott (1830-1851) in 1847; both are laid to rest here, as are other early area pioneers. Vet....

Historical Marker - Austin.

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