Location: Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States
Surnames/tags: Cemeteries Texas
About Old City Cemetery
Located in Livingston the Old City Cemetery dates from about 1840 and the last interment was in 1940. Interesting at any time of year, it is particularly beautiful during the bluebonnet season in Spring.
The first burial was, it is believed, Josephus Choate (aged 4). Josephus was the son of Moses Livingston Choate (1794-1867) and Ursula Choate (1807- circa 1880).
There is a flagpole area and you can note the veterans of the Civil War. At least 25 Republic of Texas citizens, 2 Mexican War Veterans, and 30 Civil War Veterans are buried here. There are a few memorial markers for persons interred elsewhere.
The graveyard numbers are relatively small, with about 167 visible headstones and 65 unmarked burials. There have been more than 70 grave sites destroyed or lost over the years.
- See https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/Details/5373012558
- Find-a-Grave - https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2149851/old-city-cemetery