Submitted by Jeff Jackson
Location: next to Wal-Mart off Highway 190 in Lampasas.
Cook Cemetery The Cook Cemetery is located within the city limits of Lampasas. It is near the northeast corner of the HWY 190 by-pass and Western Street. It is beside the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center parking lot. The oldest marked grave belongs to Rebeca Huse [Hughes] who died in 1854. The last marked grave belongs to J.S. Brown, Jr who died in 1873. This cemetery is no longer used for burials. It is in a well maintained condition. The owners of the shopping center are responsible for its care and maintenance. In the 1970s this cemetery was nearly destroyed by the development of the shopping center. Concerned citizens took action and the cemetery was saved and deeded to the Lampasas County Historical Commission. In 1993, the LCHC placed a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark marker on this cemetery. Cook Cemetery (Texas Historical Marker) This cemetery, Lampasas' oldest, was established as a pioneer community graveyard in the mid-1850s. The first marked burial here was that of Rebecca Hughes in 1854. The cemetery is named after Arkansas natives William M. and Cyntha Cook who moved to Texas about 1856 and brought the land containing this graveyard in 1861. No recorded burials occurred here after that of J.S. Brown (d. 1873), due, it is believed, to major flooding here in 1873. The cemetery has been altered by highway and business development. It was deeded to the Lampasas County Historical Commission in 1978. (1993)
Black, W.L., June 1, 1868, age 35 years Brook, Lafayette, Jan. 1, 1866 - Dec. 16, 1869, son of T. & N.A.,marker missing Brooks, ?, Nov. ??, 1938 - May 11, 1872, age 33y, 6m, 6d Brown, J.S., Nov. 21, 1865 - May 21, 1868 Brown, J.S. Jr. (Joshua), July 20, 1848 - Aug. 14, 1873, son of J.S. & E. Castles, Maria, age 27, July 26, 1868, wife of Dr. G.W. Castles, erected by her devoted bro. J.W. Ferris Cooksey, R.C. (Richmond), July 17, 1847 - Dec. 28, 1869 French, Elisha, Mar. 9, 1855 - Nov. 1, 1855, Nov. 13, 1856 Fuller, William T., Mar. 8, 1842 - Mar. 1, 1872, pastor of Church of Christ, Huntsville, TX Hughes, Nimrod, 32y, 5m, 22d Huse (Hughes), Mary Francis, Dec. 20,1833 - Dec. 14,1854, wife of Nimrod Hughes Huse (Hughes), Rebeca, June 5, 1801 - Mar. 4, 1854 Jackson, S.S., May 20, 1823 - May 14, 1873, 49y, 11m, 21d Love, Mary J., age 31 years, Aug. 31, 1859, also 6 month old child Morris, Wm, Mar. 26, 1849 - Oct. 11, 1872, son F.G. Morris Pace, W.B., Aug. 9, 1814 - Apr. 29, 1873, Capt 2nd Frnt Dist CSA, born S.C. Greenville District, member of the Christian Church Phelin, Evan, Dec. 25, 1871 - Jan. 11, 1872, marker missing Pratt, Jesse, 1867 Ricoks, Morris, Apr. 18, 1811 - Feb. 19, 1852, marker missing Ryan, Prince L., Jan. 24, 1853 - Jan. 30, 1868, killed by Indians Toland, Mary, age 80 years, Nov. 6, 1870, mother of 8 children