Oatmeal Cemetery

Burnet County, Cemeteries of Texas

Photos by Toni Crippin

Historical Marker: Oatmeal Cemetery - Some of the earliest pioneers of the Oatmeal Community are interred in this cemetery. The oldest documented burials are those of Mary Smith and her year-old daughter, Fanny, both of whom died on September 16, 1854. Mr. and Mrs. J. Roundtree deeded the two acres of land containing the cemetery in 1871. Among those interred here are veterans of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. An additional land acquisition in 1983 enlarged the cemetery to three acres. A cemetery association formed in 1943 maintains the historic graveyard.
Location: Travel down Hwy 29 until you get to Bertram, Texas. Then take CR 1174 south, 6 miles to Oatmeal, Texas. continue to travel South on this road until you come to the Oatmeal School House and the infamous water tower that was once painted like an Oatmeal Box. (It has since been repainted and is no longer "cute".) Just as you pass the school house, there is a road to the east, which you will take until you come to a small road marked with an overhead sign that reads Oatmeal Cemetery. The cemetery will be found on the south side of the road.

Last, Given, Birth, Death, Comments (Partial listing only).
Harris, G. W., Sep. 6, 1819, Mar. 2, 1905
Harris, Joice, Mar. 5, 1819, Aug. 27, 1887 Wife of G. W. Harris
Heine, Henry W. Sr., 1831, 1914
Heine, Jane, 1853, 1943