If anyone visits a cemetery for which we
have no photo, please take photos and
forward thm to us. We will give you credit
for the photos and any other info you have.
FM 1915 Pct. 1
CR 348 Pct. 3
CR 448 Pct. 4
US 77 Pct. 2
CR 242 Pct. 2
CR 314 Pct. 3
CR 487 Pct. 4
Milano Pct. 3
FM 1915 Pct. 1
Graham-Miles FM 486 Pct. 4
CR 358 Pct. 4
CR 340 Pct. 3
CR 432 Pct. 4
FM 487 Pct. 2
How to Clean Cemetery Tombstones
"Before beginning any cemetery preservation work, refer to Preserving Historic
Cemeteries: Texas Preservation Guidelines at
and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training at
...Approach any treatment of these historic resources with caution, since cleaning
historic masonry has the potential to do more harm than good. Improper techniques can
cause extreme and unintended damage to gravemarkers and monuments. THC cemetery
program officials recommend the following guidelines:
***Only clean markers that are stable on their bases or in the ground, with no surface
damage or loss.
***Never clean an unstable marker - record its condition and monitor it for further
damage or deterioration.
***Approach any cleaning efforts with extreme care. Clean only to the amount needed
for the situation.
***Do not use bleach or muriatic acid.
***Use a soft, natural bristle brush. Do not sandblast - this removes surface
***Use clean water and keep the pressure at about 100 psi, similar to a garden hose.
Never pressure wash.
***Keep annual records of existing conditions and any preservation efforts, both
written and pictorial, to chart changes over time. Forms and resources are available
through the THC's RIP (Record, Investigate, Protect) Guardian program..."
From The Medallion published by the Texas Historical Commission - pages 6 & 7, November/December
2010. (read current and past issues of The Medallion at