Oldest cemetery in mix for history designation
The Old City Cemetery, located on a bluff off South Main, is now in the application
process to be designated a Historic Texas Cemetery.
The application was made by Geri Burnett, chair of the Milam County Historical
Commission. Within the confines of the cemetery are sections used by African-Americans
and Rockdale’s once prominent Jewish community.
A cemetery is eligible for the designation if it is at least 50 years old and has
Rockdale Reporter - 2016-07-09
Subject: Old City Cemetery Wall
The wall and drainage on Mulberry St side of the cemetery is being poured this week. This
will keep the fence from falling and improve the runoff of water down 2nd St which will
allow us to repave it. Chris
Old City Cemetery Wall
Thanks so much to you, Zach, Tommy Doss and anyone else involved in resolving this issue
for those of us who love this old cemetery. I want to pass on this wonderful newspaper
article that Vickie Everhart was kind enough to share with me last year. Even the fence
has an interesting story at OCC!.
Rockdale Old City Cemetery
From US 79, turn south on FM 908 -
one block past railroad tracks