The Scottsville Cemetery is four miles east of Marshall, Harrison County, Texas and is filled with wonderful, artistic old funeral monuments. A very unique cemetary nestled deep in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas, just outside of Marshall in a very small town of just over 200 – Scottsville, Texas, down a long, narrow road in the woods, far away from everything. Very beautiful, quiet and peaceful with so many historic monuments, mosty of which are several hundred years old. I just learned that this is the oldest cemetary in Texas starting before Texas was even a state!
The Weeping Angel statue was vandalized (twice, in fact). The first time the vandals left the hand and it was repaired.In the 1990’s vandals again broke off hand -taking it with them. The adjoining cemetery was created at the same time as our family one-originally used for slave burials.
My cousin, Teri suggested us to visit the Scottsville Cemetery and, it was well worth the trip. It’s a well kept landscape, very historical. You could get lost for hours looking at all the beautifully carved statues, and reading all the wonderfully loving inscriptions. The church inside the grounds is also an amazing piece of architecture. It’s definitely worth a walk through.
I am looking forward to going back again and see more of the area’s attractions.