Historic cemeteries in
Houston, Texas

Abbs Cemetery Adaline Platt Hill Cemetery Adams-Little Memorial Cemetery Antioch Cemetery Antioch Community Cemetery Antrim Cemetery Arbor Road Burial Site Cemetery Arledge-Jones Cemetery Augusta Cemetery Balis Edens Cemetery Barbee-Hale Cemetery Blair Family Cemetery Bobbitt Cemetery Bodenhamer Graves Cemetery Boggs Cemetery Bowdoin Family Cemetery Bowdoin Graves Cemetery Box Cemetery Box Family Cemetery Box-Beeson Cemetery Brent Cemetery Bridges Cemetery Bural Gravesite Cemetery Burton Cemetery Bynum Cemetery Cal Wooden Cemetery Campbell #2 Cemetery Campbell Family Cemetery Campbell Family Cemetery Cedar Point Cemetery Center Hill Cemetery Chaffin Cemetery Clapp, Elisha Cemetery Coalmine Cemetery Concord Cemetery Conner Cemetery Corinth Cemetery Creasy Family Cemetery Creek Cemetery Dailey-Dalys Family Cemetery David Denson Cemetery Davidson-Culter Cemetery Davis Cemetery Davis Family Cemetery Demby Family Cemetery Dickson Graves Cemetery Dodson Graves Cemetery Douglas Family Cemetery Douglass Cemetery Easley Cemetery Eastham Convicts Cemetery Ellis Springs Cemetery English-Hicks Cemetery Enon Chapel #1 Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery Fennell Garden Of Memories Cemetery Ferrell Graves Cemetery Fodice Cemetery Forest Lawn Cemetery Franklin Cemetery Germany Church Cemetery Glenwood North Cemetery Glenwood South Cemetery Glenwood South Cemetery, Black Glover Cemetery Golden Gate Cemetery Graham Family Cemetery Grapeland City Cemetery Greater New Hope Cemetery Grounds Family Cemetery Hadan Cemetery Hagan Community Cemetery Hall Cemetery Hardin Cemetery Hays Spring Cemetery Hearon Graves Cemetery Helton Cemetery Herod Family Cemetery Herod, Josiah Cemetery Hester-Burns Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Hill #1 Cemetery Ivie Cemetery Jasper Cemetery Jiel Huntley Cemetery Jim English Cemetery John Adams Gravesite Cemetery John Denson Cemetery John Sheridan Grave Cemetery Johnston Cemetery Jones, Mitchell Cemetery Joseph Denson Family Cemetery Kennard Community Cemetery Kilgore Cemetery Kyle Family Cemetery Lake Creek Cemetery Latexo #1 Cemetery Latexo Cem (USGS) Cemetery Lee Washington Cemetery Livelyville Cemetery Lovelady Evergreen Cemetery Luce Cemetery Mackleroy Cemetery Major John Smith Graves Cemetery Manning Cemetery Mason-Barkley Cemetery Matthews Family Cemetery Mayes Cemetery McCann Cemetery McCarter Cemetery McClean, Daniel Family Graves Cemetery McKelvey Cemetery McQueen Burial Plot Cemetery Meriwether Cemetery Milligan Cemetery Morning Star Ranch Family Cemetery Mount Olive Cemetery Mt Moriah Cemetery Mt Vernon Baptist Cemetery Murdock Cemetery Murphy's Cemetery New Cedar Branch Cemetery New Energy Cemetery New Hope Cemetery New Pleasant Grove Cemetery New Salem Cemetery Old Alabama Cemetery Old Brown Cemetery Old Cedar Branch Cemetery Old Cemetery Old Dailey Cemetery Old Home Cemetery Old Ivy Church At Stubblefield Cemetery Old Lynch Cemetery Old Reed Cemetery Old Shady Grove Cemetery Old Zion Cemetery Owen Cemetery Parker Cemetery Parker Cemetery Patton Family Cemetery Patton Family Graves Cemetery Pennington Family Cemetery Pisgah Cemetery Pleasant Grove #1 Cemetery Pleasant Grove #2 Cemetery Porter Springs Cemetery Post Oak Cemetery Refuge Cemetery Reynolds Cemetery Rhodes-Neal Family Cemetery Rice Cemetery Richardson-Griggs Cemetery Robert S. Patton Family Cemetery Rockland Cemetery Rockland Cemetery East Rocky Mount Cemetery Rocky Spring Cemetery Salem Cemetery Samuel Amzi Snell Cemetery San Pedro Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Shaw Cemetery Sheridan Cemetery Shoemake Family Cemetery Smith Cemetery Smith #2 Cemetery Speer Cemetery Stantain & Thomas Cemetery Stanton Cemetery Taylor #1 Cemetery Taylor #2 Cemetery Tryon Cemetery Twin Graves Cemetery Tyer Cemetery Tyer-Lone Star Cemetery Union Prairie Church Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown (Cedar Branch Ch) Cemetery Unknown Cemetery (rock Wall) Vaughan Family Cemetery Vistula Cemetery Walker #1 Cemetery Walker #2 Cemetery Wall Cemetery Weches Cemetery Weldon Cemetery Wells And Kinney Family Cemetery Wes Hicks Cemetery Wesley Annex Cemetery Wesley Chapel Cemetery Whitehead Cemetery Wortham Family Cemetery
The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas in 1883. The event included bronco riding, calf roping, and bull riding.
Houston County, Texas, located in the eastern part of the state, has a rich and diverse history that dates back centuries. The area that is now Houston County was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Caddo and Atakapa, who lived off the lands and waterways. However, the first European settlers began arriving in the area in the early 19th century, sparking a new chapter in the region's history.

In 1838, Houston County was officially established and named after Sam Houston, a prominent figure in the Texas Revolution and later the Republic of Texas. The county became a focal point during this time, with numerous conflicts between settlers and Native American tribes, as well as various clashes involving Mexican troops.

During the mid-19th century, Houston County experienced rapid growth and development, as many settlers were attracted to the area's fertile soil and abundant natural resources. Immigrants from various European countries, such as Germany and Austria, arrived in large numbers, contributing to the cultural diversity of the county. Additionally, the construction of railroads in the late 1800s played a pivotal role in fostering economic growth and connecting Houston County to neighboring regions.

In the 20th century, Houston County faced several challenges, including the Great Depression and the decline of the timber industry. However, the discovery of oil in neighboring counties brought new economic opportunities to the region and provided a much-needed boost to Houston County's economy. Today, Houston County continues to thrive as a vibrant rural community, with a rich history that is celebrated through numerous historic sites, museums, and events that showcase its past.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Houston County, Texas.

  • 1837 - Houston County is created and organized from Nacogdoches County.
  • 1839 - The county seat, Crockett, is established and named after David Crockett.
  • 1854 - The Houston and Great Northern Railroad is built through the county, boosting economic development.
  • 1861-1865 - Houston County residents actively participate in the Civil War.
  • 1881 - The discovery of oil in the county leads to an oil boom.
  • 1893 - The Houston County courthouse is destroyed by fire.
  • 1936 - The Texas State Park Board establishes Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area.
  • 1968 - Hurricane Beulah causes significant damage to the county.
  • 2008 - Hurricane Ike causes widespread destruction and power outages in the area.
  • 2020 - Houston County celebrates its 183rd anniversary.