Confederate Veterans Graves Registration Program

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Williamson County was founded in 1848 and by the 1860 Census was the home of over 4500 souls, including about 900 slaves, but was considered to be on the Texas frontier. There were still occasional depredations by the Comanches.

With the coming of the War Between the States, most male residents of the County from the ages of 15 to 70 (give or take) volunteered for active Confederate service or as members of the Texas militia. These men served the Cause from Arizona to Virginia in every branch of the Army, as well as the Confederate Navy.

After the War, a great many Confederate veterans from other parts of Texas or the other Southern States moved to Williamson County to start a new life, raise families, and lay the foundation of a proud and prosperous legacy.

There are approximately 800 Confederate veterans buried in Williamson County’s 200 or so public and private cemeteries. As Sons of Confederate Veterans, it is our duty and obligation to identify their final resting places and honor their service and memory. We actively seek to identify any veteran whose grave is unmarked, so that a Veterans Administration marker may be obtained for him.

In late April of each year, in honor of Confederate Memorial Day, the Williamson County Grays place Confederate flags on the grave of each Confederate Veteran that has been located. Large numbers of these veterans are buried in the Oddfellows Cemetery (Georgetown - 113), Taylor (85), Liberty Hill (64), Bartlett (Old and New – 58), Round Rock (51), Bagdad (Cedar Park – 46), Corn Hill (Jarrell – 30), along with many more possibles yet to be confirmed.

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Williamson County Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 502, Georgetown, Texas

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