Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
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Urban Cemetery
Sharp, TX
Take FM 487 west from Sharp approximately 1
mile, turn south on CR 414 approx .7 miles,
then east on CR 412 approx .3 miles

Urban Cemetery
This burial ground is named for Julius Paul Urban
(1848-1923), a Wendish immigrant who deeded 1.05 acres
of land for use as a cemetery in the late 1890s. The
oldest known grave is that of Madalena Denker, who
died in 1903. The cemetery also contains numerous
graves of infants and children dating from the early
years of the 20th century. Many tombstones bear
German-language inscriptions, reflecting the area's
strong German heritage. Although the Lutheran church
and school that once served the Felton, Duncan and
Sharp communities no longer exist, the Urban cemetery
remains in use for this rural part of Milam County.

Text on Supplemental Plaque:
Additional research reveals Julius Paul Urban was a
native of Prussia and not Wendish. He emigrated from
Germany to the U.S. in 1882.
Erected 2001
Urban Cemetery Historical Marker, Sharp, Milam, TX