Historic cemeteries in
Sabine, Texas

Alford-Smyrna Cemetery Apostolic Cemetery Beauchamp Family Cemetery Bennett Cemetery Berryman Family Cemetery Bethany Memorial Cemetery Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Bickley Family Cemetery Bronson Cemetery Buckley Cemetery Cannon Family Cemetery Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Centerview United Methodist Cemetery Annex Clark Dickey Cemetery Clark-Clarktown Cemetery Conner Family Cemetery Cooper-Harris Cemetery Cordray Family Cemetery Corinth Cemetery County Line Church Cemetery Crockett Lane Cemetery At Church Dennis Cemetery Eddings Family Cemetery Ener Cemetery Evans Cemetery Fairmont Cemetery Felts Street Cemetery Gasby NZ Cemetery, New Zion Church Gellatly Family Cemetery Geneva Myrtle Springs Cemetery Gilbert Graves Cemetery Gomer Family Cemetery, Hartman-Ener Place Gomer Slave Cemetery Goodwill Baptist Church Cemetery Grant Children Graves Cemetery Grant-Bowie Family Cemetery Gravel Hill-Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery Greer Cemetery Griffin Cemetery Hankla Family Cemetery Harper Chapel Cemetery Harvey Cemetery Hemphill Cemetery Hines Family Cemetery Ingram Family Cemetery Isaac Low Cemetery Jacks Cemetery James Frederick Gomer Cemetery Joel Halbert Cemetery Johnson-John C. Low Cemetery Jones #2 Cemetery Jones Family Cemetery King-Dean Cemetery Kings Cemetery Liberty Springs Cemetery Lone Star Cemetery Lott Cemetery Lowe Cemetery Lowe's Methodist Chapel Cemetery Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery Macedonia Cemetery #1, Johnson Martins Chapel Cemetery Mason Cemetery McBride Cemetery, Sandy Creek McClelland Family Cemetery McCord-Low Cemetery McElroy Cemetery McGown Family Cemetery McGuire Family Cemetery McMahan Chapel Cemetery Meader-Judson Cemetery Meador Cemetery Milam Cemetery Moore Family Cemetery Moran-Loving Cemetery Morris Family Cemetery At Blackland Mt. Sinai Cemetery Munnerlyn Cemetery New Brookeland Cemetery New Hope Baptist Church-Bethel Cemetery New Jerusalem Cemetery Oakhill Cemetery Old Brookeland Cemetery Old Centerview Cemetery Old Vickers Cemetery Oliphint-Carrice Cemetery Osborne Cemetery Payne-Williams-Cordray Cemetery Pine Hill Methodist Cemetery Pineland Cemetery Plainview Cemetery Annex Plainview Community Cemetery Annex Pleasant Grove Cemetery Pleasant Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery Polley Family Cemetery Reeves Family Cemetery Reeves Graves Cemetery Remlig Cemetery Rosevine Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Sabinetown-Beddoe Springs Cemetery Scurlock-Sneed Family Cemetery Smith, Obediah Jackson Cemetery Smith-Jacks Cemetery Smith-Mason-Deas Cemetery South Prong Conner Cemetery Speights-Pratt Cemetery Spikes-Henson Cemetery Springhill Cemetery Sweet Family Cemetery Tebo Cemetery Travis Children Graves Cemetery Travis-Milford Cemetery Unknown Grave (Anthony Lane) Cemetery Vance E Vickers Cemetery Weatherred Family Cemetery Went Child Cemetery Whitton Family Cemetery Wilkerson Family Graves Cemetery Williams Family Cemetery Wilson-Halbert Cemetery Windham Cemetery Yellowpine Cemetery Zeno Finley Graves Cemetery
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Sabine County, located in the eastern region of Texas, has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. The area was initially inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Caddo and Atakapa tribes, who relied on the fertile land and abundant water sources for sustenance. European exploration of the region began in the 16th century when Spanish expeditions led by Alonso Álvarez de Pineda explored the Gulf Coast, including the Sabine River.

In the early 19th century, Sabine County became a part of the newly established Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The area attracted American settlers who were lured by the fertile soil for farming and the potential for trade along the Sabine River. One influential settler, James Gaines, established the city of Milam in 1835, which would later become the county seat of Sabine County.

The history of Sabine County is closely intertwined with the struggle for independence and the establishment of the Republic of Texas. During the Texas Revolution, the area witnessed several significant events, such as the Battle of Nacogdoches in 1832 and the Battle of Gaines' Ferry in 1836. After Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836, Sabine County became a part of the newly formed Republic of Texas.

As the years went by, Sabine County experienced various economic booms and downturns, primarily driven by industries such as timber and oil. The timber industry played a vital role in the county's early development, with sawmills and logging camps becoming prominent features of the local economy. In the early 20th century, the discovery of oil led to a short-lived but significant oil boom in the area, attracting numerous companies and workers.

Today, Sabine County remains a vibrant and diverse community, with a mix of rural and urban areas. Its rich history is celebrated through various cultural events and landmarks, showcasing its role as an integral part of Texas's heritage.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Sabine County, Texas.

  • 1836: Sabine County is established and organized as a county of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1843: The town of Hemphill is established as the county seat of Sabine County.
  • 1854: The Sabine Pass Lighthouse is constructed on the Sabine Pass.
  • 1861: Sabine County residents vote overwhelmingly in favor of secession from the Union.
  • 1881: The Texas State Penitentiary is established in Sabine County.
  • 1936: Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of the largest man-made lakes in the United States, is completed along the Sabine River.
  • 1957: The Sabine River Authority of Texas is created to manage the water resources of the Sabine River Basin.
  • 1976: The Sabine County Historical Commission is established to preserve and promote the county's history.
  • 1990: The Sabine County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.