The Texas Historical Commission has recognized the Marble Falls City Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors the cemetery as an important and educational part of local history.
A dedication ceremony to unveil the marker and commemorate the event will be held at the Marble Falls Cemetery, 400 South Avenue S on Thursday, November 11 at 9:30 am. The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department and the Marble Falls Cemetery Association welcomes the public to share in and witness this exciting historical event.
The City of Marble Falls has managed the cemetery since the 1960’s. The Marble Falls Cemetery is considered the final resting place for many of the area’s early settlers and their descendants, a number of veterans dating from the civil war, “Men of the Mountain” who worked the quarries, and Ophelia “Birdie” Crosby Hardwood, elected Mayor of Marble Falls in 1917 before women had the right to vote.
Mayor Richard Westerman – “We are honored that the Marble Falls Cemetery has been designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery and would like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Jane Knapik for her research and efforts in obtaining this official designation.”