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Lamar Cemetery

Lamar Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas


In Lamar; PR 13 east 1.4 miles to Palmetto Road. .1 miles north to Hagy Drive. .2 miles north on Hagy to small street w/out name. North to cemetery on west side

10 miles north of Rockport on Hagy Dr off of PR 13 off SH 35N. From park entrance go north along the park's road (Palmetto) two blocks to Hagy Dr. Turn left on Hagy to the first road to the right.


This burial ground originally served pioneer settlers of the Lamar community. Founded by James W. Byrne (d. 1865), a native of Ireland and a veteran of the Texas Revolution, it was named for his friend Mirabeau B. Lamar, former president of the Republic of Texas. The earliest grave is that of Patrick O'Connor (1822-54), a bookkeeper for Byrne's business operations in New Orleans. The town of Lamar ceased to exist by 1915 and the cemetery was neglected until the 1940s when it was restored through efforts by the family of John Henry Kroeger, Jr. (d. 1944). (1981) Incise in base: Donated by the Lamar Woman's Club. - Historcal Marker Text


Lamar Cemetery Transcription from the Aransas County TXGenWeb site

Lamar Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

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Lamar Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

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