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Negro "Stringtown" Cemetery

Source: see below.

Photo by Laurie Mullen, 2004


This cemetery is about four miles south of Bertram, West of FM 1174.

This is the only all-Negro cemetery in Burnet County.

The oldest marked graves are of

Annie and Eddie Jennings, 1877  (shown below)

There are about 70 graves in this cemetery, and about 50 are unmarked.

For information about this cemetery, see page 99 of "Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1992" by Burnet County Historical Commission and Burnet County Heritage Society.

Some surnames appearing in the Cemetery Book are

Boyce, Davis, Houston, Huling, Jennings, Lewis, Moreland, Schooley, and Spencer

All photos below of "Stringtown" Cemetery
taken by Nita Phelps, 18 April 2007
as part of the Burnet County Historical Commission's
project to clean-up and obtain historical designation of the cemetery

Overviews of cemetery, showing condition
of stones and general area.

Annie Jennings, daughter of
John & Susan Jennings
born Jan 30, 1876
died Nov. 21, 1877

Eddie Jennings, son of
John & Susan Jennings
born Jan. 30, 1877
died, Nov. 30, 1877

Samuel G. Lewis, son of
Primus & Lucy Lewis
born Dec. 1, 1871
died Jan. 4, 1889

Infant Lewis, son of
E. W. and E. F. Lewis
born Nov. 22, 1897
died Nov. 24, 1897



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