Historic cemeteries in
Washington, Texas

A & S Williams Cemetery Affleck Cemetery Allcorn Cemetery Anderson Cemetery Apperson Family Cemetery Armistead Cemetery Atkinson Cemetery B'Nai Abraham Cemetery Baptist Hill Cemetery Bethany Cemetery Bethlehem Cemetery Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery Block Cemetery Bode Cemetery Bolton Family Cemetery Bosse Cemetery Bouldin-Routt Cemetery Bowden Cemetery Bowers Cemetery Boyd-Carmack Cemetery Breedlove Cemetery Brenham Masonic Cemetery Broesche Cemetery Brown Family Cemetery Burch Cemetery Burkhardt Cemetery Buster Cemetery Calvary Catholic Cemetery Campground Cemetery Camptown Cemetery Carlisle Cemetery Carmack Cemetery Carnes Family Cemetery Carter Cemetery, Cedar Hill Road Carter Family Cemetery Cedar Creek Cemetery Cegielski Cemetery Chappell Hill Community Cemetery Christian Christian Church Cemetery Clark Cemetery Clay Cemetery Clay-Original Cemetery Clear Springs Cemetery Colony Cemetery Confederate Burial Cemetery Cooper Cemetery Copelyn Cemetery Coplyn Springs Road Unknown Cemetery Craig Barnett Estes Cemetery Cress Cemetery Cress Family Cemetery At Providence Baptist Church Cress/Wilburn Cemetery Dallas #2 Cemetery Dallas Family Cemetery Derrick Cemetery Dever Cemetery Devers Cemetery Dilliard Cemetery Dudley Cemetery E.V. Frieden Cemetery Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church Cemetery Egypt Road Unknown Cemetery Ehlert Cemetery Eichholt Family Cemetery Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Evans Prairie Cemetery Farquhar Cemetery Felder # 2 Family Cemetery Felder Church Cemetery Fisher Cemetery Flat Prairie Cemetery Foster #2 Cemetery Franklin Cemetery Frieden Church Cemetery Gaston-Hughes-Skelert Cemetery Gates Cemetery Geick Ln Unknown Cemetery Gentry Cemetery Gill Cemetery Good Hope Cemetery Grassmuck Cemetery Greenvine Baptist Church Cemetery Hale-Gattis Cemetery Hall #2 Cemetery Halls Cemetery Halls Cemetery, Felder Road Harbour Cemetery Harker Family Cemetery Harmel Cemetery Harris Springs Cemetery Harry Cemetery Hartstack Cemetery Havlik-Vavra Memorial Cemetery Heins (Mary) Cemetery Heins, Adolph And Rosine Graves Cemetery Heisig Cemetery Hinds Family Cemetery Holle Cemetery Holt Cemetery Home Improvement Club (HIC) Cemetery Hope Cemetery Hopewell Cemetery Houston-Lea Vault And Cemetery Hughes/Thornhill Cemetery Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Jackson-Hill Cemetery Jaeger Witte Cemetery Jameson Cemetery Kerr Cemetery Kraatz Cemetery Kramer Cemetery Krueger Family Cemetery Kurtz Cemetery La Bahia Cemetery Latium Cemetery Lauderdale Cemetery Leathie Howard Cemetery Lehmann/Hueske Cemetery Liberty Community Cemetery Linbeck Cemetery Loewe Cemetery Lott Cemetery Ludwig Lehmann Family Cemetery Masonic, Chappell Hill Cemetery Mayer Cemetery McClellan Cemetery McKey Cemetery McNeese Cemetery Meyer Cemetery Middleton Cemetery Mitchell Family Cemetery Money Cemetery Morgan Cemetery Motley-Cummings Cemetery Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery Muehlenbruch Grave Cemetery Muse Cemetery Newsome Family Cemetery Nordt Cemetery Oak Hill Cemetery Oak Rest Cemetery Old Gay Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Old Gay Hill Cemetery Old Independence Cemetery Palestine Cemetery Pearson Cemetery Phillips Cemetery Phillipsburg German Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery Prairie Hill Cemetery Prairie Lea Cemetery Probable Dog Grave Cemetery Providence Baptist Church Cemetery R.E.B. Baylor Cemetery Randle Hill Cemetery Roberts #2 Cemetery Robertson Cemetery Rock House Creek Cemetery Rock Island Cemetery Rocky Creek German Methodist Episcopalian Church C Cemetery Rogers Cemetery Rogers Cemetery Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery Salem Cemetery Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery Sally Family Cemetery Sample Cemetery Sandy Creek Cemetery Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Sayles-Gillespie-Lane Cemetery Scarborough Cemetery Sledge-Cress Cemetery Sommer Family Cemetery Souls Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery Spann-Sweed Catholic Cemetery, African American St Paul Lutheran Cemetery St Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery St. John's United Church Of Christ Cemetery St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery St. Matthew (Carmine) Cemetery St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery St. Peter's R.V. Lutheran Church Cemetery Stark-Stork Cemetery Steiner Grave/Beckermann Rd Cemetery Struckmeyer Family Cemetery Tennyson Cemetery Thomas Cemetery Thornhill Cemetery Union Church Cemetery Unknown Cemetery Unknown (abandoned Possible African American) Cemetery Unknown (Independence) Cemetery Unknown (near Hatfield Plantation) Cemetery Unknown (S Of Baptist Hill Cem) Cemetery Unknown (SW Of Roberts Cem) Cemetery Unknown Grave Cemetery Valley View Rd Cemetery Veazy Cemetery Vine Dell Cemetery Vinson #2 Cemetery Walker Cemetery Walker-Sandy Creek Cemetery Wallace Cemetery Walston Cemetery Washington Cemetery Washington Texas Historical Cemetery Weide Cemetery Weiss Cemetery White-Union Cemetery Whiting Cemetery Whiting Family Cemetery Williams Cemetery Willingham Cemetery Willow Grove Cemetery Zion Lutheran Cemetery Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery-Annex
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.
Washington County, Texas has a rich and diverse history that spans over 150 years. The county was established in 1836, the same year that Texas gained its independence from Mexico. It was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. The county's founding coincided with the establishment of the Republic of Texas, and it played a significant role in the state's early development.

In its early years, Washington County was primarily an agricultural community, with cotton being the main crop. Many German immigrants settled in the area and brought with them their farming expertise and traditions. These settlers played a crucial role in shaping the county's agricultural landscape and introducing a strong cultural influence that is still evident today.

During the Civil War, Washington County saw its fair share of conflict and upheaval. The county was divided in its loyalties, with some residents supporting the Confederacy while others opposed secession. The region experienced military occupation and witnessed battles and skirmishes, leaving a lasting impact on its residents.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Washington County transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified one. With the arrival of the railroad, the county experienced a boost in commerce and industry. Businesses and services expanded, and the county's population grew as a result. Today, Washington County is known for its thriving agricultural industry, historical sites, and picturesque landscapes, attracting visitors from around the country.

Overall, Washington County, Texas has a storied past that reflects the broader history of the state. From its early origins as an agricultural community to its role in the Civil War and subsequent development, the county has played a significant part in shaping the growth and identity of Texas.

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

  • 1834 - Washington County is organized as the first county in the Republic of Texas
  • 1836 - The Battle of San Jacinto takes place, securing Texas independence
  • 1838 - Washington-on-the-Brazos becomes the first capital of the Republic of Texas
  • 1851 - Brenham is established as the county seat
  • 1861 - Texas secedes from the Union and joins the Confederate States of America
  • 1870 - The Houston and Texas Central Railroad reaches Brenham, boosting the local economy
  • 1930s - The Great Depression impacts the agricultural industry in Washington County
  • 1950 - Blue Bell Creameries is founded in Brenham
  • 1972 - Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is established
  • 1990s - Washington County experiences population growth and development