Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Lonely Little Cemetery in the Countryside of Texas

This week I received a request from to take a picture at a the Orchard Cemetery, Fort Bend County Texas. This is roughly a 30 to 45 minute drive from home. Hubby I loaded up the car with bottles of water, my digital camera and paper to write on.

What a lonely little cemetery in the middle of almost nowhere. The cemetery is located just outside of Orchard, Texas on highway 36 North between Rosenberg Texas and Wallis Texas.
The cemetery is well kept but so dry from the heat. Part of it is sheltered by trees and other graves are out in the open .
The cemetery was established in 1891.The grave stones range from markers from the funeral home with the names scratched into them to larger beautiful headstones with marble slabs that cover the whole grave. There are under 300 graves at this time.

The request was to photograph the Gravestone of Andrew E Quinn 1887 to 1954 and his wife Rosa H 1890 1974

Inscribed on the stone is Asleep in Jesus awaiting the glorious resurrection .

I spent over an hour at the cemetery so have over 100 names to post on as time allows. Will share some of these with you in the future.

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