Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jourdanton City Cemetery Receives Historic Designation

The Jourdanton City Cemetery has been designated as a Texas Historic Cemetery by Texas Historical Commission. The honor is a culmination of work done by the Jourdanton City Cemetery Association and the Atascosa County Historical Commission. The effort required an application to be submitted with measurements, maps and black and white photographs. An historical narrative was also submitted with a bibliography. Upon approval by the THC an affidavit was filed with the county clerk's office.

The designation offers an extra layer of protection for historic cemeteries. It is a prerequisite for obtaining an historical marker. An application and more detailed historical narrative has been submitted to THC for a marker for the cemetery.

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