Macedonia Cemetery

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Macedonia Cemetery

  • Granger, Williamson County, Texas, USA
    Latitude: 30.6917, Longitude: -97.4836
  • 354 Memorials added (94% photographed)

Take FM 971 west from Granger, Texas to the junction with CR 376. Turn on CR 376 and the cemetery is about 0.3 miles on the left and easlily seen from the road.

Macedonia, an early farm community west of present Granger, with school, church, gin, small store. Masonic Lodge was petitioned for in 1874 by J. W. McHorse, S. B. Kendall, Elias M. Queen, J. M. Anderson, J. A. Denson, James Wright, M. T. Hawkins and Daniel Hogan. The Macedonia Lodge No. 443 was later moved to Granger. An early church on Opossum Creek was organized in 1855, probably near Macedonia, members at that early date being the Thomas Gardner, Isaac Wilson, David Staunton, Beauford Bybee, Robbins, Guthrie, Rucker, Willis, Everette, Hughs, Parsons, Dilano and Jesse Brookshire families.

In the 1870s, a number of German families moved to the community. Macedonia Baptist and Methodist churches were organized at least by the 1880s. Camp meetings were held on the banks of Opossum Creek west of the church and cemetery. Louis Taylor built a gin there about 1885, later owned by Harvey Denson; Mr. Lyda and Mr. Vitek were also associated with it. A Grange association was formed by Macedonia farmers to handle their produce, with Jess Denson as president, J. M. and Harvey Denson, associates, and Jim Barnett, manager. As Granger developed, Macedonia churches, school and gin disappeared. School consolidated with Palacky in 1949. Today only a large cemetery marks the location of the village. Reverend J. W. McHorse, one of the founders of the Masonic Lodge at Macedonia, was a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto.

Scarbrough, Clara Stearns, Land of Good Water: A Williamson County, Texas, History, Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Sun Publishers, 1973, pg. 437-438.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.6917, -97.4836

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #4993