Goliad, Goliad County, Texas
Lat: 28° 40' 51"N, Lon: 97° 22' 51"W
Contributed by Everett Jacob, May 17, 2011, last edited Jun 08,
2011 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total
records = 1,102.
To reach this cemetery, starting at Pearl Street in Goliad, drive
north onto Jefferson Street for 0.78 miles. Turn right or east onto
Ward Street and continue for 0.2 mile. The cemetery is on the left
or north side of the street at the intersection with N. Fort Street.
On Sep 20, 1895, A. B. Remick and others, deeded 10 acres of
land located outside the City of Goliad, to the City of Goliad.
The plot of ground is Northeast quadrant of the City of Goliad,
just outside the city limits. Its entrance is on Ward Street.
The land was surveyed for a cemetery in November of 1895 by
H. L. Tally. The survey is made up of 100 blocks separated by
walkways 7í wide going N to S, and 8í wide going E to W. Eight
blocks in the SE corner of the cemetery belong to the Lutheran
Church. This section is called Lutheran Cemetery. Each of the
100 blocks contains 64 grave spaces except for the blocks that
are cut by the center reservation and the driveway.
Glendale Cemetery Association was organized on Jun 22, 1916
and formed for the purpose of maintaining and taking care of
Glendale Cemetery of Goliad, Texas. The Association was established
to provide perpetual care and maintenance of the cemetery and
to invest and properly utilize all gifts, donations and/or memorials.
Title to all lots in said cemetery were vested in such Association
by an order of the Commissionerís Court of Goliad County, Texas,
as shown by the records of said Commissionerís Court in Volume
D, Page 264, dated Aug 14, 1916. Organizing officers were, Mrs.
Ben W. Martin, President, Secretary Treasurer Mrs. J. F. Farley,
Reporter Mrs. M. C. Spangle. Any owner of a lot in Glendale
Cemetery is entitled to be a member of the Association, and
a roll will be kept to record and register all members.
This information was compiled from local transcriptions by the
present Secretary-Treasurer of the Glendale Cemetery Association,
Mrs. Mauryne Kelly and contains all burials documented at this
time, May 17, 2011. Mrs. Kelly can be contacted by mail at PO
Box 12, Goliad, TX 77963
- Everett Jacob
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