Friday, June 24, 2011

Katy Community Cemetery Gets Historic Texas Cemetery Designation

Katy Community Cemetery Receives Historic Designation


The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently designated Katy Community Cemetery (also known as Antioch Community Cemetery) as a Historic Texas Cemetery. The distinction means the cemetery has been legally recorded through the THC’s Historic Texas Cemetery Program, an important step ensuring its preservation.

This designation is reserved for cemeteries that are at least 50 years old and documented through the Historic Texas Cemeteries process to record their historic association and significance.

Katy Community Cemetery aka Antioch Community Cemetery belongs to the Antioch Baptist Church and is located near the intersection of I-10 and FM1463. In 1929 the church purchased this acre of land from Adam Stockdick for $37.50 for use as the Katy Community Cemetery. It has been in constant use since 1929 and is responsible for the location of I-10 west, which was slated to be constructed north of the present highway. The highway was moved south because of the Katy Community Cemetery.

The City of Katy plans a special recognition at the June 27 meeting of City Council and will install a historic marker at the site in the near future.

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