Bosque County Historical Markers and Designations
Texas Historic Cemeteries
Historic Texas Cemetery designation is an official recognition of family and community graveyards by the Texas Historical Commission and encourages preservation of historic cemeteries. The designation imposes no restrictions on private owners’ use of the land adjacent to the cemetery but provides for the recordation of the cemetery into the county deed records as a historically dedicated property worthy of preservation. To nominate a cemetery, the owner, who is considered a trustee of the land dedicated for cemetery purposes, will be notified, though the owner’s consent is not required. To receive the designation, the applicant must show proof that the cemetery is at least 50 years old, provide precise information about its location and document it using a Historic Texas Cemetery designation application, as well as black and white photographs. This designation does not guarantee the protection of historic cemeteries, but it helps preserve cemeteries because it makes present and future landowners aware of the resources on their property. The designation does not restrict the public use or the private owner's use of the land adjacent to the cemetery.
The seven Historic Texas Cemetaries located in Bosque County are listed below. If the the marker title has an underlined link, click on it to see a picture. After viewing the picture, click the "Back" button in your browser to return to this page.
|Cemetery||Location||Date Designated||Listing Info||Photo|
|Barry Cemetery||near Walnut Springs||09 Jun 2011|
|Cole Family Cemetery||near Morgan||xx xxx xxxx|
|Fulton Cemetery||near Walnut Springs||13 Oct 2011|
|Rock Springs Cemetery||near Valley Mills||xx xxx xxxx|
|Scrutchfield-Searsville Cemetery||near Valley Mills||05 Feb 2001|
|Valley Mills Cemetery||in Valley Mills||03 Mar 2017|
|White-Womack Cemetery||near Morgan||03 Aug 2011|
For a list of all known cemeteries in Bosque County or to search for a specific grave, see our Cemeteries page.