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Oakwood Cemetery
Walker County,
Texas

Oakwood Cemetery
Texas Historical Markers
Huntsville, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 43' 39.613548", -95° 32' 43.45044"

This cemetery existed as early as 1846. For three graves were placed here that year. Pleasant Gray, Huntsville's founder, deeded in 1847 a 1,600-square foot plot at this site. The original tract has been greatly enlarged by other donations from local citizens. Numerous graves bear the death date 1867, when a yellow-fever epidemic swept the county. Among the many famous persons buried here are General Sam Houston; Henderson King Yoakum, author of the first comprehensive history of Texas; state congressmen; and pioneer families.

Photo Courtesy of Tim Simms

Contributed on 10/12/14

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Record #: 29209

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Submitted: 10/12/14 • Approved: 10/12/14 • Last Updated: 3/26/18 • R29209-G0-S3

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