Historic cemeteries in
Grimes, Texas

Allen Family Cemetery Apolonia Cemetery Arrington Family Cemetery Arrington Grave Cemetery Baker Family Plantation Cemetery Barnes Family Cemetery Bedias Baptist Cemetery Bedias Methodist Church Cemetery Berryman Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Black Family Graves Cemetery Bowen Cemetery Bryant Cemetery Butler Family Cemetery Byrne-Burns Family Cemetery Camp Family Cemetery Carter Cemetery Center Point Cemetery Chilldre Family Cemetery Clark-Giboney Family Cemetery Coaxberry Baptist Church Cemetery Cook Cemetery Courtney Cemetery Courtney-Cedar Hill Cemetery Cross Cemetery David Chapel Cemetery Davis Family Cemetery Davis Family Marker Cemetery Dedmon Cemetery, African American Dedmon Family Cemetery Dunlap Cemetery Enon Cemetery Evergreen Freewill Baptist Cemetery Fahee Family Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fairview #1 Cemetery Fanthorp Family Cemetry Cemetery Floyd Cemetery Forrester/Baker Cemetery Freeman Chapel Cemetery Fuqua Family Cemetery Gozey Cemetery Granger Hall Cemetery Graves Family Cemetery Grimes County Bethel Cemetery Grimes' Prairie Cemetery Hanged Fieldhand Cemetery Harmony Baptist Cemetery, White Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Helmer Family Cemetery Henderson Family Cemetery High Point Cemetery—Stoneham—(black) Hill Family Graves Cemetery Hiram Chaney Family Cemetery Howard Cemetery Howard Ranch Graves Cemetery Hughey Chapel Cemetery Independence Cemetery Jarvis Farm Graves Cemetery Kelley Family Cemetery Kennard #2 Cemetery Kennard Family Cemetery #1, Roans Prairie Lacey Hill Cemetery Lake Grove Chapel Cemetery Lawrence Cemetery Lawson Family Cemetery Lindley Slave Cemetery Little Flock Baptist Cemetery Lone Star Cemetery Loud Family Cemetery Mabry Cemetery Martins Prairie Cemetery Mason Cemetery Matthews-Dodd Cemetery McDonald Cemetery McIntire Family Cemetery McIver Cemetery Mexican Railroad Worker's Cemetery Midway Baptist Cemetery Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery Mustang Cemetery Navasota Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery Neblett Cemetery Nelms Family And Slave Cemetery Nolan Family Cemetery Oakland-Rest Haven Cemetery Oddfellows Cemetery Old Oakland Cemetery Old Oakland-Roans Prairie Cemetery Old Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery Oliver Cemetery Pankey-Shiloh Cemetery Phillips Family Cemetery Piedmont Hotel Hospital Cemetery Pine Valley Church Cemetery Piney Woods Cemetery Plantersville Cemetery Plaster Family Cemetery Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Retreat Potter Family Cemetery Preston Cemetery Punchard Graves, Smith Plantation Cemetery Pyle Family Graves Cemetery Ratliff Cemetery Red Hill Cemetery Red Top Cemetery Roans Prairie Family Cemetery Robert Barker Graves Cemetery Rose Hill Church Cemetery Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Plantersville Salem Cemetery Salem Cemetery Salem Lutheran Cemetery Sand Prairie Cemetery Sanders Family Cemetery Sanders, Peter T. Family Cem. Cemetery Satcher Cemetery Shiro Cemetery Singleton Cemetery Smith-Floyd Cemetery Sommerford Cemetery Spanish Cemetery St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Steele's Grove Cemetery Stoneham Cemetery Stonehamville Church Cemetery Trant Cemetery Tucker Family Cemetery Union Hill Cemetery Unknown (Concord Ch) Cemetery Unknown (Mt Pleasant Ch) Cemetery Unknown Grave, FM 244 Cemetery Unknown Graves (S Of Pratt Cem) Cemetery Walker Family Cemetery Waller Cemetery Walnut Cemetery West Cemetery Whiteside Cemetery Williamson Family Cemetery Yarboro Cemetery Zion Cemetery Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anderson Zuber-Edwards Family Cemetery
Texas was once a part of Mexico but gained independence in 1836 after a famous battle at the Alamo.
Grimes County, located in southeastern Texas, has a rich and vibrant history that dates back to the early 19th century. The county's origins can be traced back to the establishment of the Stephen F. Austin Colony in the early 1820s. It was named in honor of Jesse Grimes, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The county was officially formed in 1846 when it was separated from Montgomery County.

In its early years, Grimes County played a significant role in the development of the Republic of Texas. It served as an important transportation hub due to its location on the Old San Antonio Road, which connected the different regions of Texas. The construction of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in the 1850s further enhanced the county's connectivity and promoted economic growth.

The county was not immune to the impact of the American Civil War, which deeply affected Texas as a whole. Grimes County saw its fair share of battles and skirmishes, and many local men enlisted in the Confederate Army. Following the war, the county experienced a period of recovery and reintegration into the post-war society.

Throughout the 20th century, Grimes County has evolved into an important agricultural and industrial center. The growth of the timber industry and the discovery of oil and natural gas reserves in the area brought economic prosperity to the county. Today, Grimes County continues to thrive as a vibrant community, drawing visitors with its beautiful scenery, historical landmarks, and diverse cultural heritage.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Grimes County, Texas.

  • 1821: Grimes County, Texas, was established as a part of Mexico's Coahuila y Tejas province.
  • 1830: The population of Grimes County experienced significant growth due to the influx of American settlers.
  • 1836: Texas declared independence from Mexico, leading to the Texas Revolution.
  • 1837: Grimes County was officially formed and named after Jesse Grimes, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
  • 1850: The advent of railroads in Grimes County resulted in increased trade and economic development.
  • 1861: Texas seceded from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America at the start of the Civil War.
  • 1867: Reconstruction efforts began after the end of the Civil War, aiming to rebuild the county's economy and infrastructure.
  • 1873: Navasota became the county seat, replacing Anderson.
  • 1881: The Houston and Texas Central Railway reached the town of Plantersville, further boosting the area's growth.
  • 1900: The Galveston hurricane of 1900 caused significant devastation in Grimes County and the surrounding region.
  • 1930s: The Great Depression had a major impact on Grimes County, leading to economic hardships and agricultural decline.
  • 1942: The U.S. Army established Camp Hearne in Grimes County during World War II as a prisoner of war camp.
  • Present: Grimes County continues to be a rural area with agriculture as a significant part of its economy.