New Poor Farm Cemetery -- Hallettsville TX
N 29° 25.019 W 096° 56.403
14R E 699850 N 3255950
Quick Description: This is the Hallettsville TX New Poor Farm Cemetery, located off of Lavaca Co. Rd. 1 a few miles outside of Hallettsville TX. There is a cache nearby.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2012 6:51:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMF7XA
The Hallettsville New Poor Farm Cemetery was established in 1896 on land owned by Lavaca County Texas. It operated until 1958. There is only one marked grave in the cemetery, but county records detail who was buried here, since all were buried at county expense.
Jerry and Joeann Fabrygel, descendants of Anton Fabrygel (whose grave is the only marked grave in the cemetery) began researching the history of the cemetery. They used Lavaca Co. government records to discover the names and birth/death dates of the others buried in the cemetery. The Fabrygels applied to the State of Texas for Historic Cemetery status for this burial ground. Their request was approved in 2002.
For more information on the Hallettsville New Poor farm cemetery, including the history of it and the Fabrygel's work process work to uncover its history, please visit (visit link
You are welcome to visit, but please be appropriate and respectful in this cemetery. And although the vast majority of the graves are unmarked, we hope that all visitors will maintain respect for the dead when visiting.