Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery
Our organization helps the greater San Marcos community understand the functions, resources, and services of the San Marcos Cemetery. We help raise funds and provide assistance in order to improve the facilities and services of the San Marcos Cemetery while encouraging, recognizing, and supporting volunteers who assist the San Marcos Cemetery Commission with ongoing projects. We work to encourage public support of the cemetery through education, memorial donations, endowments, bequests, and monetary donations for the beautification and enhancement of the aesthetic environment of the cemetery.
To help the greater San Marcos community understand the functions, resources, and services of the San Marcos Cemetery.
To raise funds and provide other assistance in order to improve the facilities and services of the San Marcos Cemetery.
To encourage, recognize, and support volunteers who assist the San Marcos Cemetery Commission with ongoing projects.
Engage the Public
To encourage public support of the Cemetery through memorial donations, endowments, bequests, and monetary donations for the beautification and enhancement of the aesthetic environment of the cemetery.
The Original San Marcos Cemetery was located on Hutchison Street where the former San Marcos Library building still stands at 310 W.Hutchison. The first burial was in 1846, and the property would become the official “City Cemetery” with William Lindsey’s donation of the land for that purpose. Within 30 years, a new site would be needed to accommodate the growing community.
The San Marcos City Cemetery, founded in 1876, is the burial ground for many Texas pioneers. Veterans buried here represent all wars dating back far as the War of 1812. This isn’t the site of the city’s first cemetery. After the old site was outgrown and the current site was acquired, many relocated the bodies of their loved ones here.
One of the beautiful things about this place is that it represents the final resting place for local residents of all races, religions and ethnicity. There are heroes and scoundrels; there are statesmen and college presidents; there are infants and centurions.
There are Baptists, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and perhaps a few atheists scattered over these hallowed grounds.
President -Kama Davis
Vice-President – Kris Toma
Secretary – Sharon Fraker
Treasurer – Gloria Fortin
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Become a Friend
Any individual or organization interested in the purposes of the Friends of
the San Marcos Cemetery may become a member upon payment of dues.
Membership is open to individuals, families, businesses,
corporations, organizations, and foundations.
Crepe Myrtle ………….. $25 – $99
Red Bud …………….. $100 – $299
Cedar Elm …………. $300 – $499
Red Oak ……………. $500 – $999
Mighty Live Oak … $1,000 and above