Cedar Cemetery – Fayette County, Texas

This Historical Marker is located 6 miles west of La Grange on FM 609 just past Buckner’s Creek. This is a very well kept cemetery.  I spent some time at this cemetery just reading the tombstones and came across many that just made me wonder about their cause of death. One in particular were the Jaenichen graves. Two of the six children’s graves have triplets. Mad me sad. As you enter the cemetery there is a monument dedicated to graves of unknown persons. It is not known how many or who is buried in this area. The area is enclosed with sections of curbing which adjoin the monument. Overall this is a beautiful and peaceful cemetery.

The Historical Marker Reads:

Cedar Cemetery

John and William Lewis settled in the La Grange area in the 1830’s and established a family cemetery here. The earliest marked grave is that of Carl Huebner in 1857. John and Ann Lewis donated 1.25 acres of land for the cemetery in 1879. All records were kept in German until 1931, and German cultural influences are evident on mnay tombstones. The site became a community cemetery, and the name was changed three times. Burials include veterans of the war for Texas Independence, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.

Recorded Historical Marker Year 1997

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