The cemetery is located on FM 524 (Main St.) about 0.2 miles northwest of CR 332 (E. Ashley-Wilson Rd.) in Sweeny, TX, 77480.
The following historical information is found at http://www.ci.sweeny.tx.us/historical_markers.htm#Sweeny%20Cemetery:
The Sweeny Cemetery was recognized as a Texas Historic Landmark, Marker Number 9598, in 1966. The marker is located in the City of Sweeny on FM 524 about 0.2 miles north of CR 332 (Ashley Wilson Road) at the flag pole.
The Sweeny Cemetery began as a family burial ground for the Sweeny's, our founding family. Freedonia Sweeny, John Sweeny's young daughter, was the first person to be buried at the site in 1833. The cemetery has been in use ever since by the community.
Marker Text: "Begun as family burial ground when John Sweeny, early landowner, member of Stephen F. Austin's colony, chose this site for burial of his young daughter, Freedonia, 1833. In use ever since by the neighborhood. Has graves of veterans of all wars since Texas Revolution. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966."
GPS Coordinates: 29.0467, -95.7133
- Added: 20 Aug 2001
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #708089
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