Round Rock Slave Cemetery

Round Rock,  Williamson Co. Cemeteries of Tx

Photos by Pat Hudgins

Sam Bass Road in southwest Round Rock, Tx

Historical Marker

Slave burial grounds.  Near the grave site of Sam Bass, one half acre of old Round Rock Cemetery was set aside for slave burials.  Enclosed by cedar posts and barb 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 marker grave of a freed slave is dated 1880.  Although there are 40 to 50 know burial sites of freedmen and the burial ground is still in use, no internments of former slaves occurred after the turn of the century,   Dated 1979