First Street Cemetery

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First Street Cemetery

Also known as City Cemetery, IOOF Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, Odd Fellows Cemetery

Location
University Parks Drive and IH-35
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, 76706 USA
Website
Memorials 4,428 added (18% photographed)

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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 not known when Odd Fellows Cemetery was officially established, but it was acquired by the City of Waco in 1866. Mrs. J. L. Staton, Sr. and Mrs. Thos. R. Meredith completed a comprehensive inventory of existing grave markers in “Old First Street Cemetery” in 1962.

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 in 2009. First Street 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 are posted on Find A Grave.

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GPS Coordinates: 31.55461, -97.11804

  • Added: 9 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #471525