Slave Burial Ground in Old
Round Rock Cemetery
Round Rock, Williamson
Cemeteries of Texas
Coordinator: Brenda E. Wiggins
Information provided by the
State of Texas Atlas Site
In northwest corner of Round Rock Cemetery on W. Sam Bass Rd., Round Rock
Near the gravesite of outlaw
Sam Bass, one-half acre of Old Round Rock Cemetery was set aside for slave
burials. Enclosed by cedar posts and barbed wire, sites are marked head and foot
with large limestone rocks. Some rocks are hand-grooved with names and dates.
White graves here are dated as early as 1851. The first marked grave of a freed
slave is dated 1880. Although there are 40 to 50 known burial sites of freedmen
and the burial ground is still in use, no interments of former slaves occurred
after the turn of the century.