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Bethlehem Cemetery

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Brenham, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 7' 26.740056", -96° 31' 9.138648"
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    Located on land granted to Josiah Lester by the Mexican government prior to Texas independence, this cemetery began in the 1850s after subsequent land-owner Erwin Brown set aside land for a school and church. The site also served as a community burial ground, and the earliest documented grave is that of Susan J. Burdett, who died in 1854 at age 39. Also located here are a number of children's graves, attesting to the often harsh conditions of frontier life. The cemetery remains as a visible reminder of Washington County's pioneer heritage.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Bethlehem Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Brenham, Texas

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