Connell Cemetery

Brownwood vicinity, Brown County, Texas

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop


Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site


Location 3 mi. SE of Brownwood on FM 2525, right on CR just before FM 2126


William Connell came to Texas with his family in 1834. He later served in the Republic of Texas Army, the Texas Rangers, and the Confederate Army. Connell Cemetery, believed to be one of the oldest in Brown County, was probably in use before 1861. When William and Louisa Wills Connell buried their son William Archibald in 1866, they erected what is believed to have been the first headstone on this site. The last was that of Edward Bruce McCallum, dated 1949. Sixteen families are noted; over twenty graves remain unmarked. Connell Cemetery was deeded to Brown County in 1893. (1997)