Hollywood Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
N 29° 47.399 W 095° 22.280
15R E 270777 N 3297871
Quick Description: Shared entrance and exit, on the access road and Interstate 45. Pay attention or you will miss it.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2020 5:14:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM12GFV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 2

Marker Number: 16787

Marker Text:
One of Houston's oldest and largest cemeteries, with over 30,000 graves, Hollywood Cemetery has served as the final resting place for Houston residents for over a century. William James Moore and his brother, Samuel B. Moore, purchased the first 55 acres in three transactions in the spring of 1895. The original charter of the Hollywood Cemetery Association of Harris County was filed on December 23, 1902. The original entrance via a bridge crossing Little White Oak Bayou brought citizens into the property from Fulton Avenue. When the Texas Highway Department constructed I-45, the entrance was moved to the west side of the property.

The first known burial is that of ten month old Buck Henry Warner who died of congestion in July 1895. Many burials in this cemetery mark prominent Houston citizens including actors, artists, mayors, judges, the first Houston librarian, and veterans from the civil war to the present. Naturalist Henry Philemon Attwater, Nurseryman Shinpei Mykawa, mayors Richard H. Fonville and Andrew Lee Jackson, and Texas House Speaker Franklin O. Fuller are buried here.

During the cemetery’s first one hundred years, it was maintained and operated by three major ownership and management groups, plus some short periods of interim management. Frank P.. Moore (no relation to the Moore brothers) managed the cemetery for its first 25 years, until Moore's death in 1919. Owen H. Gatton managed the site from 1919 to 1926. The Hall Family, Thomas C. Hall and his heirs operated the cemetery for almost 70 years, from 1926 through 1994. Historic Hollywood Cemetery, inc. continues to care for this beautiful historic cemetery.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2009
Marker is property of the State of Texas

Visit Instructions:
Please include a picture in your log. You and your GPS receiver do not need to be in the picture. We encourage additional information about your visit (comments about the surrounding area, how you ended up near the marker, etc.) in the log.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Texas Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
TheMarkerFinder visited Hollywood Cemetery 7/13/2013 TheMarkerFinder visited it