Austin Memorial Park Cemetery Historical

Austin Memorial Park Cemetery Historical (HM1W0H)

Location: Austin, TX 78731 Travis County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.721', W 97° 44.962'

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As the population of the city of Austin grew larger during the early 20th century, a privately owned cemetery with plots available for purchase by the public became necessary. In 1927, Austin Memorial Park, a private corporation, purchased farm land located northwest of the city of Austin from Gladys and J.T. Bowman. The first recorded burial in Austin Memorial Park was that of M.A. Hanna, who was interred on April 26, 1928.


In order to provide cemetery services for the citizens of Austin and the surrounding area, the city purchased Austin Memorial Park in 1941 for the price of $56,000, making it a public cemetery. There have been several reductions in size of the cemetery throughout the years. In 1933, one acre on the west edge of the site was sold for the establishment of the Jewish Agudas Achim Cemetery, and another portion of the original property was sold by the city during the 1960s. The construction of Loop 1 (Mopac Boulevard) during the 1970s took away a segment of property in the extreme southwest corner of the site. Construction of the Northwest Recreation Center by the city of Austin in 1979 furthur reduced the cemetery's size. In 2004 and 2005, a separate section was reserved for Temple Beth Shalom for the creation of a Jewish section within the existing boundary of Austin Memorial Park.

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citizens interred in the cemetery include Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist James A. Michener (1907-1997), Texas Ranger Frances Augustus "Frank" Hamer (1884-1955), actor Zachary Scott, Jr. (1914-1965), and noted University of Texas coaches Dana X. Bible (1891-1980), William John "Billy" Disch (1874-1953), Bibb A. Falk (1899-1989) and Harvey Penick (1904-1995).

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2008
Marker is Property of the State of Texas
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HM NumberHM1W0H
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 620225 N 3355869
Decimal Degrees30.32868333, -97.74936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.721', W 97° 44.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 43.26" N, 97° 44' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2812-2844 Hancock Dr, Austin TX 78731, US
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