H. Garner, Sr.
"Cemetery on the
"Indianola the "Dream City of the
Gulf" is no more, but on a ridge on the mainland in Highland Cemetery
lies the sacred dust of many of its inhabitants." Indianola Scrap
| OLD TOWN CEMETERY|
on the elevated ridge at Indianola Beach, this cemetery is one of three
that served the port of Indianola during the 19th century. The oldest existing
grave marker, that of James Chilton Allan, bears a date of 1851. Also buried
here are some of Calhoun County's earliest settlers, who came in the first
wave of German immigration to Texas in the 1840's. Many of the original
tombstones, including that of Angelina Eberly (1860), heroine of the Texas
Archives War, have disappeared over time because of storms and vandalisim.
It can be easily seen why this
location is also referred to as the
on the Ridge." The cemetery is located on Zimmerman Rd.
(to the left off Hwy. 316) across a small bayou
from Indian Point.