How To Get There: From the Avoca, Texas Post Office go 5.8
miles East on Farm Road 600 to the cemetery and church which is
on the left (West) side of the road. A nice cemetery and
beautiful old stone church. Worth the trip.This cemetery
also known as Ericksdahl Cemetery.
A Bit of History: S.M. Swenson came to this country in 1836
at age 20 and moved to Texas two years later. He amassed a
fortune in land, holding more than 400,000 acres in Jones
and Travis Counties. He moved to New York in 1863. With his
great wealth he helped over 1000 Swedish immigrants to enter
this country and most settled at the community of Ericksdahl
in Jones County, named after Mr.Swenson's son Eric. These
families later constructed the magnificent Bethel Luthern
Church some 10 miles southeast of Stamford, Texas.
There is an "off-site" burial list at Find a Grave.com.
CLICK HERE if you wish to view the burial list. Use your "back
key" to return to this page.