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Beard

Texas Historical Marker: no

  • Primary Town: Willis Creek
  • Secondary Town(s): none
  • Cemetery Relocated to: Granger City

Historic Texas Cemetery Designation: no

  • Williamson County Clerk Instrument Number: unknown
  • Williamson Central Appraisal District Property ID: R347050

Notes:

Relocation Coordinates are: 30.717429 -97.425731, located about 1 mile E of Granger on Hwy 971 & just S of the Granger Brethren Cemetery.

In October 1972, the Army Corps of Engineers began construction on the Laneport Dam & Lake (renamed by Congress as Granger Dam & Lake on January 3, 1975 after the largest town in the vicinity). A total of 4 cemeteries were moved from their original locations as they would have ended up under Granger Lake upon the completion of Granger Dam. The Corps purchased a 3 acre site adjoining the Granger Brethren & Granger City Cemeteries & moved the contents of the 4 cemeteries to that site before the dam was operational on January 21, 1980.

The “mapped” coordinates are the approximate original site location for historical purposes.

Location is Approximate (1999 Map Information): yes (1999 mapped H3) OK 10/2

Longitude: -97.39177400

Latitude: 30.70080900