Historic cemeteries in
San Jacinto, Texas

Andrews Family Cemetery Baptist Cemetery Bear Creek Cemetery Big Creek Cemetery Brooks Cemetery Browder’s Pasture Cemetery Butler Cemetery Butler Place Cemetery Camilla Cemetery Carnes-Hines Cemetery Carter Family Cemetery Center Hill Cemetery Cochran Family Cemetery Coldspring Community Cemetery Coley Creek Cemetery Community Relief Cemetery County Line Cemetery Davison Family Cemetery Dayton Hill Cemetery Dishongh Family Cemetery Dr. Morgan Cemetery Ellis-Wheatley Cemetery Embryfield Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Farley’s Chapel Cemetery Ferguson Cemetery Foster Cemetery Fry Cemetery Gladden Cemetery Hales Cemetery Hall Family Cemetery Hargrove Family Cemetery Harrell Cemetery Harrison Cemetery Hayman Cemetery Haywood Cemetery Henry Robinson Cemetery Herndon Kelley Cemetery Hoby Cemetery Hogue Family Cemetery Hyman Cemetery Isaac Jones Cemetery J. D.Martinez Cemetery Jenkins Cemetery Kittrell Cemetery Lake Station Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Laurel Hill Cemetery #1 Laurel Hill Cemetery #2 Lea Family Cemetery Lewis Family Cemetery Liberty Hill Cemetery #1 Lilley Family Cemetery Lovett Cemetery Magnolia Cemetery Mainer Family Cemetery Memorial Cemetery Middleton Cemetery Milby Hill Cemetery Mitchell Cemetery Montague Cemetery Morris Family Cemetery Moseley Cemetery Mt. Capers Cemetery Mt. Mariah Cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery Murry-Moody Cemetery New Cedar Grove Cemetery New Hope Cemetery New Lake Pool Cemetery New Salem Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Old Cedar Grove Cemetery Old Farley’s Chapel Cemetery Old Lake Pool Cemetery Overton Cemetery Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens Cemetery Patrick Cemetery Pine Valley Cemetery Pleasant Green Cemetery Pleasant Grove Cemetery Powell Cemetery Purkerson Cemetery Red Rock Cemetery Roark Cemetery Robinson Cemetery Rose Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Ross Cemetery Scott Cemetery Sewell Cemetery Shepherd Cemetery Snow Field Cemetery Spring Ridge Cemetery Sprott Cemetery Squier Cemetery St. Clair Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Street Family Cemetery Tod Robinson Cemetery Unknown Cemetery #1 Unknown Cemetery #2 Unknown Cemetery #4 Unknown Cemetery #5 Unknown Grave Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery Whitmire Cemetery William Rolfe Kelley Cemetery Williams Cemetery Wolf Creek Cemetery Youngblood Cemetery
Texas has been a major oil-producing state for over a century. The first big oil discovery in Texas was the Spindletop field near Beaumont in 1901, which set off a massive oil boom that transformed the state's economy and made Texas one of the wealthiest states in the country.
San Jacinto County, Texas, is located in the southeastern part of the state. The area was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Atakapa, Akokisa, and Caddo peoples. In the early 19th century, European settlers began to arrive, with Stephen F. Austin's colony bringing the first wave of Anglo-Americans to the region.

The county was officially established in 1870, named after the Battle of San Jacinto, a turning point in the Texas Revolution. The battle took place in 1836, when Texan forces led by General Sam Houston defeated Mexican forces led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna. This victory led to the independence of Texas from Mexico.

San Jacinto County experienced significant growth in the late 19th century due to the expansion of the railroad in the region. The Houston, East, and West Texas Railway reached the county in 1879, opening up opportunities for trade and commerce. The timber industry also played a crucial role in the county's development, with logging becoming a major economic driver.

In the 20th century, San Jacinto County faced challenges such as the Great Depression and natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. However, the county persisted and continued to grow. Today, San Jacinto County is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, with the Sam Houston National Forest and Lake Livingston attracting visitors and residents alike. The county also maintains its historical importance, holding events and commemorations related to the Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution.

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

  • 1832: The area that would become San Jacinto County is settled by a few families.
  • 1836: The Battle of San Jacinto takes place, a turning point in the Texas Revolution.
  • 1848: San Jacinto County is officially formed and organized as a county in the Republic of Texas.
  • 1850: The county's population reaches 648 residents.
  • 1870s: The timber industry begins to flourish in San Jacinto County.
  • 1872: The county's first newspaper, The San Jacinto Times, is established.
  • 1900: The population of San Jacinto County reaches 8,603.
  • 1930s: The Great Depression greatly affects the county's economy, leading to a decline in the timber industry.
  • 1940: The population of San Jacinto County decreases to 4,110.
  • 1960s: Multiple oil and gas wells are established in the county, bringing economic growth.
  • 1970: The population of San Jacinto County reaches 10,761.
  • 1990: The population of San Jacinto County reaches 16,672.
  • 2000: The population of San Jacinto County reaches 22,246.
  • 2010: The population of San Jacinto County reaches 26,384.