Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
Milam County Courthouse - Cameron, TX
Preserve America
St Michaels Catholic Cemetery
Burlington, TX
St. Michaelís Cemetery is a link to the early Irish
Catholic settler and parishioners of St. Michaelís
Catholic Church of Burlington, formerly known as
Waterford. In December 1876, brothers John and
Michael Jones purchased land at this site from
Francis Zelner. Michael died two years later and was
buried on the property. Jones family members divided
their landholdings in 1893, with Michaelís heirs
retaining possession of the east half that included
the cemetery. In 1897, the family deeded the site to
the Catholic Diocese of Galveston for use as a
Catholic cemetery to serve St. Michaelís parish. Many
of Burlingtonís founders and pioneers are among those
interred here, as are veterans of American military
conflicts dating from the Civil War. The range of
surnames found on headstones reflect German, Czech,
Irish, Hispanic and other cultural contributions to
the areaís rich heritage. St. Michaelís Cemetery is
noted for the two matching monuments on the Jones
Brothersí graves, as well as for the crucifix placed
in the cemeteryís center.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004
Erected 2004
1 mi. E of Burlington on CR 133B;
adjacent to Burlington Cemetery