Harris Cemetery 
Mendoza, Caldwell County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site 

Location: from Mendoza take US 183 N 1.3 mi. to SH 21, then east .8 mil. to FM 1854, 
then south .5 mi. to gate entrance 

Marker : Sidon H. Harris and his family arrived in Texas in 1851, and moved to this vicinity
in 1856. Harris and his wife, amanda, bought two parcels of land, and this family cemetery 
was begun when Sidon died in 1861. Two Harris children were buried here in 1862, followed 
by Amanda in 1866. Descendants later sold the land, with the understanding that the cemetery 
would be maintained. Destruction of the cemetery in 1984 led to the replacement of the original
grave markers. The cemetery reflects the history of an early Caldwell County family. Texas 
Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986