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The Lamar Cemetery

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7 mi. N on SH 35 to Goose Island State Park, then east and northeast on P-13 2.5 mi. to cemetery, Lamar, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 28° 8' 34.2996", -96° 59' 19.0968"
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    This burial ground originally served pioneer settlers of the Lamar community. Founded by James W. Byrne (d. 1865), a native of Ireland and a veteran of the Texas Revolution, it was named for his friend Mirabeau B. Lamar, former president of the . The earliest grave is that of Patrick O'Connor (1822-54), a bookkeeper for Byrne's business operations in New Orleans. The town of Lamar ceased to exist by 1915 and the cemetery was neglected until the 1940s when it was restored through efforts by the family of John Henry Kroeger, Jr. (d. 1944). (1981) Incise in base: Donated by the Lamar Woman's Club

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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