Historic cemeteries in
San Augustine, Texas

Abney-Scurlock Cemetery Alexander Horton Cemetery Antioch Church Cemetery, AA Antioch Church Of Christ Cemetery Attoyac Baptist Cemetery Baby Grave, Noel G. Roberts Cemetery Black Jack Cemetery Bobbitt Family Cemetery Broaddus Cemetery Broocks Family Cemetery Brown Cemetery Brown-Currie Cemetery Burrus Cemetery Cartwright Cemetery Chapel Hill Cemetery Chinquapin Cemetery Chumley Family Cemetery Clay Cemetery Coleman Cemetery Corinth Church Cemetery At White Rock Crocker-Boren Cemetery Davis Cemetery Davis Sexton Cemetery Dickerson Grapevine Cemetery Elijah Roberts Cemetery Elisha Roberts Cemetery Farrar-Nash-Johnson Cemetery Fox Cemetery G. M. Smith Cemetery Greer Cemetery Hall Cemetery Harvey Cemetery Harvey Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Head Family Cemetery Hebron Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Hereford Cemetery Hobdy Cemetery Holman Cemetery Holmes Cemetery Holt Cemetery Hopson Family Cemetery Horton #2 Cemetery Huss Family Cemetery Isaiah Roberts Cemetery J.M. Williams Cemetery James Crow Cemetery Jessup Family Cemetery At Nichols Farm John Bodin Sr. Cemetery John Sowell Cemetery Lakey, William Cemetery Lane Cemetery Levi Crow Cemetery Lewis Cemetery Liberty Hill Church Cemetery Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery Little Flock Cemetery Lowe Family Cemetery Lucas Cemetery Macedonia Cemetery Macune Cemetery Magnolia Springs Missionary Baptist Ch. Cemetery Maryland-Davis Cemetery McCadley- McCauley Cemetery McRae Cemetery Miller #2 Cemetery Milton Garrett Cemetery Moses Cemetery Mt. Dena Church Cemetery Mt. Olive Cemetery Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery New Hope Cemetery New Hope Church Cemetery At Black Ankle New Hope Pentacostal Church Cemetery New Union Baptist Church Cemetery Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Old Chumley Cemetery Old Fonville Cemetery Old Newton Cemetery Old Salem Baptist Church Cemetery Old Salem Church Annex Cemetery Old Sardis Cemetery Parker #1 Cemetery Perkins Cemetery Pickard Cemetery Pisgah Cemetery Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery Price Cemetery Price-Slossaman-Slaughter Graves Cemetery Rayburn Hill Unknown Cemetery Redlands Cemetery Rhodes Family Cemetery Roberts Baptist Church Cemetery Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery Runnels Cemetery San Augustine City Cemetery Saunders Cemetery Sharp Cemetery Sheffield Cemetery Shiloh-New Hope Community Cemetery Smith Cemetery Soloman Miller Cemetery Sowell Cemetery Spring Ridge Cemetery St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery St. John's Church Cemetery St. Luke's Baptist Church Cemetery St. Peter's Church Cemetery St. Peter's Church Cemetery Sublett Cemetery Teel Cemetery Thomas Cemetery Thompson Family Cemetery Townsend Cemetery Union Church Cemetery, New And Old Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Unknown Grave, White Rock Cemetery Unknown Graves (Buck Bay Quad Cemetery Unkown (N Of Union Grove) Cemetery Waterhouse Cemetery Wells, Raymond Cemetery Whitton Cemetery William Garrett Cemetery Williams Cemetery Williams Family Cemetery At Chapel Hill Williams-Shipey-Tyler Cemetery Wilson Cemetery Wood Annex Cemetery Wood Cemetery Wood-Snell Cemetery Woolam Family Cemetery
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San Augustine County, located in the eastern part of Texas, has a rich and fascinating history that dates back centuries. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Atakapa and Caddo peoples. It wasn't until the 18th century that European settlers began to arrive, with the Spanish establishing a mission and presidio in the region.

In the early 19th century, San Augustine County became a part of the newly formed Republic of Mexico. However, tensions soon arose as American settlers began to outnumber the Mexican population. This led to the Texas Revolution in 1836, and San Augustine County played an important role in the struggle for Texan independence. The town of San Augustine served as the headquarters of the Texas Revolutionary Army during the Battle of Nacogdoches.

After Texas gained its independence, San Augustine County became a part of the Republic of Texas. The area saw rapid growth and development during this time, with the establishment of schools, churches, and businesses. The county's economy was primarily based on agriculture, with cotton being the primary crop. The timber industry also played a significant role, as the county was rich in valuable timber resources.

In the 20th century, San Augustine County faced several challenges, including the Great Depression and the decline of the timber industry. However, the county has worked hard to preserve its rich history and promote tourism. Today, visitors can explore historic sites such as the Mission Dolores State Historic Site, which features the remains of an 18th-century Spanish mission, and the Augus Theater, a historic movie theater that has been restored to its former glory. San Augustine County remains a place where the past intertwines with the present, showcasing the resilience and rich heritage of East Texas.

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

  • 1717: San Augustine County is established as the first Spanish municipality in Texas.
  • 1824: Mexico gains independence from Spain, and San Augustine County becomes part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas.
  • 1836: Texas declares independence from Mexico, and San Augustine County becomes part of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1846: The Republic of Texas is annexed by the United States, and San Augustine County becomes part of the state of Texas.
  • 1896: The town of San Augustine is incorporated.
  • 1939: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department establishes the Mission Dolores State Historic Site in San Augustine County.
  • 1980: The county courthouse in San Augustine is added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1991: San Augustine County celebrates its 275th anniversary.