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The Austin Street Cemetery predates the Civil War with existing stones dated as early as 1852 and as late as 1885. It is the oldest City cemetery. The land where it sits was originally owned by Samuel Blagg. In 1849, Blagg deeded the land to John Jennings who in turn sold it to Daniel B. Lyons of Wisconsin in 1876. Mr. Lyons then named the area “Post Oak Addition” and presented it as an addition to the City of Sherman. The Austin Street Cemetery contains the final resting places of members of the Fitch, Richards and Cargo families who were all related by marriage, Bomar and Randolph families and a handful of individuals. These early settlers came from Tennessee and Alabama and several of their children were prominent in the founding of the City of Sherman. Descendants of these families can also be found buried across Hwy. 75 in West Hill Cemetery. Please see the map key below to locate specific graves here at Austin Street.
The cemetery was restored in 2008 by Ryan Williams of Boy Scout Troop XV, as his Eagle Project. We ask that you respect those that are buried here, their families and the restoration efforts put forth by Mr. Williams and his volunteers. Please leave the grounds in the condition that you found them.