Saint Marys Cemetery

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Saint Marys Cemetery

Also known as Russels Place To Rest

Location
200 Caldwells Ln
Pflugerville, Travis County, Texas, 78660 USA
Memorials 131 added (53% photographed)

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It seems back in the early 1900's neither African Americans nor Mexican Americans could live in the town of Pflugerville. So a man named La Rue Noton put aside an acre of his land west of Pflugerville & sold lots to folks for $50/ea. They called this area Pflugerville's Colored Addition.

Eventually (I think for 911 purposes) they had to change the name of 2 streets. I think it was during this time they realized this area of town was still called Pflugerville's Colored Addition. They tried to change the name but the residents wouldn't let them.

Acc'd to a lady whose family is buried here...this cemetery was called Pflugerville's Colored Cemetery. The only sign in the cemetery says: Russel's Place To Rest. She told me that was to mark off the Russell's section of the cemetery.

In around 1910 this community started St. Mary's Baptist Church & around 1920 they started this cemetery. So now most people call it St. Mary's Cemetery. Of all the memorials here I know one does have an obit & that's what they call it...St. Mary's Cemetery.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.4460840, -97.6314380

  • Added: 3 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2316986