Greenbrier Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheMarkerFinder
N 31° 00.034 W 095° 55.496
15R E 220712 N 3433337
Quick Description: A marker for a historic cemetery near Madisonville, TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2020 9:26:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM12G0P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
Views: 3

Long Description:

In May, 2020, my friend and I were exploring the Old San Antonio Road, stopping at all the markers.

We stopped at this one when I discovered it would not be far out of the way when heading home at the end of our trip.

Marker Number: 11256

Marker Text:

Lillis Jane and James C. Colwell deeded one acre of land at this site for a community school in 1884. When their four-year-old daughter, Callie Lorena, died in 1888, part of the school property was set aside for a cemetery. A two-room schoolhouse stood beside the cemetery from about 1890 until the 1940s, when Greenbrier began to decline. The cemetery contains the graves of over 200 pioneer settlers and their descendants, as well as veterans of the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War. It has been cared for by the Greenbrier Cemetery Association since 1939. (1991)

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