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Hill Crest Cemetery

Also known as Morris Ranch Cemetery


From Fredericksburg take SH 16S to Morris Ranch Road. Cemetery is located .15 miles north of the road.

Take SH 156 SW approx. 8.8 miles to Morris Ranch Rd.; then west on Morris Ranch Rd. 2.5 miles to Old Morris Ranch Schoolhouse building (cemetery located up the hill behind the school building)


This graveyard is closely associated with the Morris Ranch, an early international race horse breeding and training facility in Gillespie county. Charles Morris, whose Uncle Francis owned the ranch, served as its first general manager and was assisted by his brothers and sisters. Their father, william, died in 1894, and his grave bears the earliest legible tombstone here, although there may be earlier unmarked burial sites. The cemetery contains the graves of many Morris family descendants and other settlers of the Morris Ranch community.- Historical Marker Text.  Marker erected 1985.

Transcriptions and Photos

Hill Crest Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Hill Crest Cemetery Transcription from the Gillespie County TXGenWeb site

Hill Crest Cemetery Graves at

Morris Ranch Cemetery Graves at

Hill Crest Headstone photos from the Fredericksburg and Gillespie County Genealogy Cemetery Photo Collection.

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