Mount Zion Cemetery

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Mount Zion Cemetery

Also known as Mount Zion Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery

Location
Sunny Side, Waller County, Texas, USA
Memorials 468 added (57% photographed)

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All memorial photographs have been taken for this cemetery as of 3/2017.

Junior McKay
Waller County Historical Society

CEMETERY HISTORY taken for the Waller Co Cemetery Book dated 1977.
In 1872, Mr. Tom Sterling (a white man) gave four acres of land for a Church, a school and a cemetery. This land was on the south side of Orange Creek. In 1923, grave digging became a problem to find space to prevent going down on old bodies. Plans were made by Rev. Deaver to organize grave committees to select land for a new cemetery. Sandy land was preferred, he said. He called a meeting to get organized and only a few came.

In the middle of 1924, the land was found. In the meting the land report was put on the table. R. S. Jackson, Sr. would let them 4 acres of land for $55.00 per acre.

To raise the money, each family that wanted to become a member was assessed $5.00. The money was eventually raised and the cemetery land that for the new location, now Mt. Zion Cemetery, was purchased.

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GPS Coordinates: 29.88786, -96.06632

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #5438