The original College Station municipal cemetery is located at 2530 Texas Avenue South
. The Cemetery is open for visitation Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - sundown, and Sunday from 6 a.m. to sundown.
The College Station Cemetery was created in 1948 from thirty-one acres bought near the Shiloh community, approximately two miles south of Texas A&M on Highway 6. That tract surrounded an existing cemetery, which had been deeded to the Methodist Church in 1870 by W.G. and Josephine Rector. The A&M Methodist Church, in 1948, turned over those four acres to College Station to be incorporated into the city cemetery. In 1973, the cemetery was decreased in size when the City decided to designate eighteen of the acres for the creation of Bee Creek Park.
On behalf of the citizens of College Station, the city cemeteries will be well designed and maintained, aesthetically pleasing, and professionally administered under the guidance of the Cemetery Citizen Advisory Committee and according to the policies and ordinances of the City and State.
- The cemetery will be safe, accessible, and well maintained.
- The cemetery will provide a peaceful and visually pleasing atmosphere conducive to meditation and reflection.
- The cemetery will be adequately funded to meet the needs of the citizens, on-going maintenance, and the future development.
- The cemetery will be operated under the guidance of the Cemetery Committee according to city ordinances and state statutes.
- The Cemetery Committee will be responsible for public education regarding cemetery policies and procedures.
A master landscape plan for the cemetery was developed by the Cemetery Committee with the help of the Parks and Recreation Department. The intent of the plan is to enhance the beauty of the site with planters and plantings, provide seating throughout, and establish a memorial area. Because the plan was developed after the majority of the spaces had been sold, it was necessary for the committee to work within existing conditions. The location and scope of improvements and the selection of materials were intended to provide the desired effect, while not adversely affecting cemetery operations or maintenance.
As part of the landscape plan a memorial area has been established just east of, and adjacent, to the fountain. A walkway provides an opportunity for patrons to honor or memorialize loved ones with inscribed bricks. Benches are available for quiet contemplation and a granite monument further graces the area and recognize donors.
In 1999, Mr. Edward Madeley and his wife Billie left a portion of their estate to the College Station Cemetery. The Cemetery Advisory Committee decided to use that gift to increase the value of the endowment fund, to memorialize the Madeleys, long-term community benefactors, and to enhance the cemetery by creating and landscaping an area exclusively for the interment of cremains.
Certain rules and regulations have been adopted to protect the rights of all space owners and to enable staff to effectively and efficiently maintain the grounds. In accordance with the master landscape plan, private plantings and artificial flowers are prohibited and will be removed by the City. However, fresh flowers are welcome and water is available.
The Cemetery is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to sundown, and Sunday from 6 a.m. to sundown.
The pride and sentiment accorded the College Station Cemetery by the citizens of this community provide an opportunity to establish an endowment fund for the cemetery located at 2530 Texas Avenue South. The goal of this endowment will help maintain and support the existing cemetery in future years, so that operating expenses will not be totally dependent on the annual city budget.
The endowment fund will grow through the sale of burial spaces, unrestricted gifts, the sale of memorial walkway bricks, and investment earnings. Donors are encouraged to consider tax deductible gifts of cash, securities, properties, or estates. Those who plan to have their final resting place in the College Station City Cemetery may want to provide in their wills for a gift to the Endowment fund.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIVING
The opportunity exists, within the master landscape plan, to remember a loved one through the gift of a shade tree, crepe myrtle, bench, or any other portion of the landscape plan. All gifts and donations are tax deductible.
ONLINE GRAVE LOCATOR
The online Grave Locator allows you to locate specific interments (graves) or deeded lots in the College Station Cemetery. You can search interments by name or death date, and search plots by name or number.---> COLLEGE STATION CEMETERY
City of College Station Parks & Recreation Office
Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
1000 Krenek Tap Road, College Station
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.