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Sealy Cemetery

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Sealy, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 46' 47.5968", -96° 9' 57.3984"
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    In 1879 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company agent George Sealy purchased 11,635 acres at this location from the township of San Felipe de Austin for the purpose of establishing a railroad depot. The village of Sealy soon developed around the depot and on July 5, 1883, it recorded its first burial here, that of the infant Annie Fowlkes. Families that settled in Sealy purchased cemetery plots directly from the railroad until the company donated the land to cemetery trustees C.H. Ruff, R.P. Josey, and John Hackbarth in 1887. The Sealy Cemetery Association was founded sometime prior to 1898 and officially chartered in 1924. The laides of the cemetery society, organized in 1904, helped the association cultivate community support to upgrade and maintain the cemetery. Two notable society members, Mrs. J.W. (Vera) Ripple and Mrs. Paul (Mahala) Hackbarth helped organize a Christmas bazaar fundraising event in the 1930's that developed into an important annual social affair in the community. Among the more than 2,400 grave sites are those of many of Sealy's early residents. The cemetery boasts a variety of gravestones and statuary and includes two mausoleums. (1993)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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See other Austin County Cemeteries:
Frydek Catholic Cemetery
Henniger Family Cemetery
San Felipe de Austin Cemetery
McGregor Cemetery (Scottish Presbyterian Cemetery)
Oak Knoll Cemetery
John Shelburne Cemetery
William Shelburne Cemetery
Samuel Shelburne Cemetery