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Donahue

Texas Historical Marker: no

  • Primary Town: Schwertner
  • Secondary Town(s): Bartlett
  • Cemetery Relocated to: no relocation

Historic Texas Cemetery Designation: no

  • Williamson County Clerk Instrument Number: unknown
  • Williamson Central Appraisal District Property ID: R008341

Notes:

2016 WCAD 4200 block W FM 487, Bartlett

WCHC’s Vol II, pg 35 Per Fred & Roxie White..”located on land originally owned by Judge E. M. White, great-grandfather of Mr. Fred White, Jr., who, with his wife, Roxie, made this canvass. Mr. White declares this to be a true & exact list of names of those persons buried in this cemetery. This cemetery is on FM 487, 4 miles E of Jarrell or 8 miles W of Bartlett, on farm of Mrs. Dorothy Helms.” Cemetery is approximately 1/2 mile S of FM 487, located in a pasture, inaccessible by car due to brush & [North Fork Donahue] creek.

Per John Christeson notes on Find-A-Grave…”This cemetery is on FM 487 located on a farm on the S side of the road 1.1 miles E of the junction with CR 303. Directly across from the driveway is an iron fence with a sign that reads “Eugene Schwertner Farm No. 17.”  …If you have high clearance on your vehicle you can open the gate & follow the road to the ford at the river. Cross the ford & go W to the field. Follow the field S to its end & then cross the fence & go E until you spot gravestones. The cemetery is not enclosed by a fence & is abandoned, with gravestones sticking up through the grass & with one iron fenced in enclosure with one gravestone inscribed on three sides. I used this gravesite to establish the GPS coordinates of the cemetery. Contact Gene Fojtik at 254-217-2267 for permission to visit this cemetery.”

In 2018, the “Cemetery Restoration Volunteers” added this cemetery to their list of abandoned cemeteries they maintain on a rotation basis of 19 cemeteries in Williamson County.  The volunteers are under the direction of WCHC’s Cemetery Committee Chair, Wayne Ware.  In 2019, there are 9 volunteers, using their own equipment.  Donations received by WCHC are helping to defray costs of restoring tombstones.

Location is Approximate (1999 Map Information): (1999 mapped F1) OK 9/20

Longitude: -97.54287000

Latitude: 30.82503000