At the highest point of a hill, not too far away from my home, is a small Texas Historical Cemetery.
Some of the family areas are still enclosed with metal fencing.
The family cemetery was first established in the 1830's. For some of you living outside the United States, this is probably not very old.
However, Texas didn't become a state until 1845. This was basically newly chartered territory.
In 1879, the family donated 1.25 acres of land and it became a community cemetery. Burials include veterans of the War for Texas Independence, The Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The Korean War.
The Bluebonnets and other wildflowers are in full bloom this week. And, yes, that is an outdoor toilet in this beautiful scene.
It was a very windy day, as it so often is here on the prairie. Looking at this photo, one might have the feeling of dropping off on the other side of the trees.....and you could.
I'm joining with Jan n' Jer's Friday's Fences. Please take a look at other wonderful Friday Fences.
Very interesting post Meggie,ReplyDelete
I am always fascinated with old cemeteries.
Bluebonnets, head stones and an outhouse ...now that is a picture you can write stories about lol
Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Hello Willow...That story could be written about a Scottish Gal finding her Champion while photographing an old cemetery, or it could just as easily be written in the year 1879...Happy Easter, Willow.Delete
Old cemeteries are so interesting...I could spend hours walking around n reading the headstones.ReplyDelete
I'm the same way, Jan. We seem to take good care of our old cemeteries here in Texas. I should photograph more of them....Delete
beautiful wildflowers. so pretty. i enjoy old cemeteries. ( :ReplyDelete
Hello Beth....have you ever noticed how some are more peaceful than others? I was very comfortable walking in this one. It is a beautiful setting, so high on a hill.Delete
Love to wander through old cemeteries-your pictures are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jan....Are you seeing any bluebonnets in your part of Texas?Delete
Love the rusty iron! Lots of history in that cemetery.ReplyDelete
Hi Brian....some of the fencing is leaning, but still in pretty good condition for all those years.Delete
There was a family cemetery at my great Grandfather's home; it always made me pause as a child to have it so close to the house. The fence is interesting and the history of this cemetery as well, XOXOReplyDelete
I guess, each cemetery has a story to tell. This one has many unmarked graves. You have to wonder why they chose this very spot for the first grave.Delete
Those trees look like they have withstood many a windstorm!ReplyDelete
I'm sure they have. It can be very windy here, especially early spring and winter.Delete