Mini Notice Board
Blue Ridge Cemetery AssociationHISTORICAL MARKER CEREMONY
Please make plans to come to the Annual Blue Ridge Cemetery Association
Meeting and Homecoming on Saturday, April 18, 2009
Business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m followed with a picnic lunch,
visiting, and cemetery decorating.
Any donations for upkeep would be greatly appreciated and may be sent to:
Blue Ridge Cemetery Association
Jane Brown, Secretary-Treasurer
506 S. Williams
Hamilton, TX 76531
An historical marker will be unveiled and dedicated on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m.
at the home built by Col. George R. Freeman on the corner of Main and College
streets--immediately west of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hamilton.
The marker will commemorate the builder of the house,
Col. George R. Freeman (1830-1910),
who was a Confederate officer during the Civil War.
The Texas Historical Commission places historical markers
and designations as tools to be used to interpret, promote and protect
historic and cultural resources that are worthy of preservation.
On June 11, 1865, in Austin, Col. Freeman interrupted the robbery
of the Texas State Treasury preventing bankruptcy of Texas.
notice provided by Elreeta Weathers