First Street Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Waco and is composed of three distinct cemeteries: City Cemetery, Odd Fellows Cemetery, and Masonic Cemetery. In 1852, City Cemetery and Masonic Cemetery were officially established. It is unknown when Odd Fellows Cemetery was officially established, but it was acquired by the City of Waco in 1866.
In 2009, First Street Cemetery was declared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior/National Park Service and by the Texas Historical Commission. The cemetery has also been designated as an Historic Texas Cemetery and as a State Antiquities Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.
All existing grave markers at First Street Cemetery have been photographed and posted on Find A Grave.
GPS Coordinates: 31.55461, -97.11804
- Added: 9 May 2001
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #471525
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