Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery (HMXTY)

Location: Santa Fe, TX 77517 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 25.675', W 95° 6.877'

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In 1890 Henry J. Runge laid out the town of Arcadia at the site of a railroad depot on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad near here known as Hall's Station. Sometime between 1890 and 1897, Evergreen Cemetery was established to serve the growing community of Arcadia. The first person known to be buried here was Susan Carswell Sims (d. 1897).

The Evergreen Cemetery Association was formed in 1906; J.L. Polinard, R.H. Romine, and S.A. Franks were the original trustees. That same year the cemetery was granted a state charter and in 1907 Henry Runge deeded the 2-acre Evergreen Cemetery plot to the association. At that time the cemetery contained 13 known gravesites. Between 1906 and 1949 at least 47 people are known to have been buried here.

When the charter was not renewed in 1956 the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce stepped in and led a successful effort for its renewal in 1958. The purpose of the cemetery under the new charter was to provide a burial place for indigent residents of Arcadia. The last person buried in Evergreen Cemetery was Josephine Short in 1958. Grounds restoration by Arcadia volunteers and construction of a road to the cemetery by Galveston County were completed in 1972.
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Marker Number7436
Year Placed1992
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 294866 N 3257257
Decimal Degrees29.42791667, -95.11461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.675', W 95° 6.877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 40.50" N, 95° 6' 52.62" W
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Area Code(s)832, 409
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8226 Oak Ln, Santa Fe TX 77517, US
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