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Bryan City Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, Yellow Fever Cemetery

City of Bryan receives grant to survey two historical cemeteries

Soon, the community will know more about some parts of its historical past, thanks to a grant from Texas Historical Commission. The City of Bryan recently received a $10,807 matching grant from the Historical Commission to map and conduct a monument assessment of the Grandview Cemetery and Freedman’s Burying Ground at the Bryan City Cemetery.

The municipally owned Bryan City Cemetery was established on June 13, 1868, with the purchase of 20 acres of land for $100.00 from J. C. Hubert, in what was then the northern outskirts of the City of Bryan. In keeping pace with the growth of Bryan, additional acreage has been purchased from time to time and presently the tract has increased to almost 67 acres, 18.5 of which was purchased from the American Legion Post.

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Oakwood Cemetery was established on November 9, 1923 by the purchase of 11.25 acres of land from S. B. Wilson. Since the original purchase additional land has been purchased on the north side of Hwy. 21 as well the newest section of Oakwood Cemetery off of Dean St.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (979) 209-5230.

Veterans Section, Bryan City Cemetery

The Bryan City Council approved designating Block 28 of the Bryan City Cemetery as a Veterans Section that is reserved for veterans who served and died while on active duty or after receiving an honorable discharge. Documentation of active duty service or honorable discharge (e.g. DD-214) is required to purchase a plot.

Headstones will be standard government upright headstones issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and flags will be installed and maintained by the City of Bryan.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (979) 209-5230.