Scottsville Cemetery, Texas, United States
4.5 (18 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in Scottsville Cemeteries
This is a private cemetery located in Scottsville, Texas. I have visited many times, and recently had a chance to share its serenity and beauty with friends. William Thomas Scott moved to Texas in 1840, started a large cotton plantation in Harrison County, and founded the town of Scottsville. The cemetery, although vandalized numerous times, is beautiful, and shows immaculate care. It contains beautiful statuary, the center piece of which is called Weeping Angel. It is based on the style of an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story called Angel of Grief. According to A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas by Carol Morris Little, the Weeping Angel was carved from Carrera marble, at a cost $40,000 in 1940. There is an impressive chapel on the grounds. It was built by the family of William Scott Youree in his memory. Enjoy the peace and beauty of this special place.
Farm Roads 1998 and 2199 , Scottsville, Texas, United States.
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4.5 based on (18 reviews)
5Lynn S 5:00 PM Feb 17, 2015Beautiful historic cemetery
This cemetery is absolutely beautiful. There are MANY large, beautiful markers. Most are better described as sculptures! The weeping angel is one in particular, but there are SO many more that are just as beautiful. Very historic cemetery with graves from soldiers who died in Spanish American War, Civil War, etc. beautiful epitaphs. The chapel is also beautiful and there is a clear glass insert in one of the front stained glass windows so you can look inside the chapel...it is amazing! If you are ever in the East Texas or Shreveport, Louisiana area on a beautiful day, this is worth the trip!
4jayo0556 5:00 PM Jul 7, 2018Great tombstones
This is a very interesting small country cemetery. The weeping angel tombstone is one of 4 in Texas by the same sculpture. Unfortunately, it has been vandalized and one of the arms has been broken off. There are veterans buried there going back to the War of 1812. Each veteran's grave is marked with the flag of the country they served under. There is also a Confederate monument to those who are buried there. It is well worth a stop if you are in the Marshall area.