Hempstead Hebrew Cemetery

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Hempstead Hebrew Cemetery

Location
Hempstead, Waller County, Texas, USA
Memorials 117 added (99% photographed)

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Various contributors have photographed all the memorials for this cemetery as of 3/2017.

Junior McKay
Waller County Historical Society

CEMETERY HISTORY from the Waller County Cemetery Book published in 1977.
In 1856, Dr. Richard R. Peebles and the widow that he married, owned the land of the townsite of Hempstead.

Dr. Richard R. Peebles and James W. McDade entered into an agreement with the Southern Pacific Railroad to lay out the town of Hempstead.

Mr. McDade and Dr, Peebles platted the townsite of Hempstead and allotted the land for the large Hempstead Cemetery as a White burial ground.

The Texas Town Let Company owned the land that the Hebrew Cemetery is now on. The Hebrew Cemetery has been is use from the early 1840's or 1850's. There is no actual record now of how the land for the Hebrew Cemetery was acquired.

The oldest grave marker extant is from the early 1870's. On August 16, 1966, Mr. L. D. Gale gave $15,000 to the City of Hempstead. This money was collected from as many descendants of the old families and others buried in the Hebrew Cemetery as could be found. This money was put up and the interest accruing, to be used for the upkeep of the cemetery by the city of Hempstead.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.08347, -96.06898

  • Added: 14 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1029819