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Shillerville Cemetery

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4 mi. E on US 59; 10.2 mi. S/SE then SW on FM 1680; 1 mi. W/N on CR, Victoria, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 28° 46' 20.89810999992", -96° 50' 59.90502000012"
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    The community of Shillerville began when several Czechosovakian families came to this area in 1894. Among the first settlers was Jan Shiller, for whom the farm community was named. The first burial, that of Rosalie Balcar Jirasek, took place in 1897 on land given by Josef Lesikar and wife, Terezie Marek Lesikar. The graveyard was originally known as the Lesikar or Bohemian Burial ground. Additional land was donated in 1954 which increased the size of the cemetery to one acre. Some of the early grave markers are inscribed in Czech. (1986)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Shillerville Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Victoria, Texas

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Evergreen Cemetery of Victoria
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