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Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 9339

Year Dedicated:  1979

Marker Size: 18″ x 28″

Marker Text: 

Near the gravesite of outlaw Sam Bass, one-half acre of Old Round Rock Cemetery was set aside for slave burials. Enclosed by cedar posts and barbed wire, sites are marked head and foot with large limestone rocks. Some rocks are hand-grooved with names and dates. White graves here are dated as early as 1851. The first marked grave of a freed slave is dated 1880. Although there are 40 to 50 known burial sites of freedmen and the burial ground is still in use, no interments of former slaves occurred after the turn of the century. (1979)

Address: 1400 Sam Bass Rd

Primary City: Round Rock

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: Sam Bass Rd (CR 175) NW corner in Round Rock Cemetery

Longitude: -97.6972

Latitude: 30.5174

Verified Location:  Verified 1/5/2017 & 3/15/2017