Sunday, January 27, 2013

Anderson County's Ft. Houston Cemetery

Ft. Houston Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas

The community of which the Ft. Houston Cemetery is part, began when 500 acres of land was donated in 1835 for the town of Houston in Anderson County, Texas. The original Fort Houston was a stockade and blockhouse of the Republic of Texas located at a site on current Farm Road 1990 two miles west of Palestine. The fort was built on the public square of Houston, Anderson County, by Texas Rangers and completed in 1836. The town later became known as Ft. Houston after the settlement declined when Palestine became the county seat. State historical markers have been placed at the townsite and the Ft. Houston Cemetery.

Gravestone of Lindsey B. Clark
LINDSEY B.
CLARK

AUG. 4, 1889
NOV. 30, 1918

MEMBER OF
THE U.S. NAVY


Gravestone of R. F. Heath
Gravestone of Fannie Heath

FATHER

R. F. HEATH

DEC. 11, 1824
JULY 8, 1911

MOTHER

FANNIE HEATH

FEB. 13, 1837
OCT. 30, 1915

Gravestone of Lt. T. B. Slaughter, CSA

1 LIEUT
T. B. SLAUGHTER

CO. A
3 BN GA SHARP
SHOOTERS
C.S.A.





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