Mount Zion Cemetery, Texas, United States
4.0 (1 review) Spent Ranking #5 in Burton Cemeteries
Small old historic cemetery
This 5-acre cemetery is located on the league of land granted to Robert Clokey, of Stephen F. Austin's Second Colony, in 1831. First grave here was that of an infant, E. A. Metcalfe, who died Sept. 15, 1852. Some unmarked graves may date from a yellow fever epidemic that struck this area in 1867. The cemetery was probably named for the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located here from 1857 to 1882. Deeded to cemetery trustees in 1881 by owner J. R. Hines, the site contains 13 marked graves, which represent 55 families. The Burton Heritage Society now maintains the property. Among the graves in the cemetery is a large marker for Texas Ranger Captain Leander Harvey “Lee” McNelly. This is also known as Hall Cemetery and Old Baptist Cemetery. The old Burton Baptist Church has been moved onto the property and is being restored.
6152 FM 390 Rd W # 6684, Burton, TX 77835-5482
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