Terryville African American Cemetery

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Terryville African American Cemetery

Location
Gonzales County, Texas, USA
Memorials 79 added (16% photographed)

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Located in Gonzales County (A-30). At the end of the Civil War, plantation owners wanted their former slaves to vacate the plantation lands. The Negroes didn't want to leave because they had nowhere to go, so, the plantation owners got together and gave the now freed Negroes a five mile long stretch of land and evicted them from the plantations to this five acre stretch which included the 'burying ground' for slaves dying on the plantations over the years. Over time, the various families moved on and their land was bought back by the local ranchers. All that is left of that original five miles is a one acre tract that is the Terryville Negro Cemetery.





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GPS Coordinates: 29.39534, -97.40771

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #7212