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Welcome... the Morton Cemetery Association.

Located in Richmond, Texas on 15+ acres, Morton Cemetery is one of the most historic cemeteries in the State of Texas. Established in 1825, Morton Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 3200 individuals and currently has approximately 1100 spaces available for purchase. Morton Cemetery is open year-round from 8:00am to 6:00pm and welcomes visitors to enjoy the cemetery's history and peaceful setting while remembering those before us.

401 N. 2nd Street, Richmond, Texas 77469
Year-Round Hours 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Your donation makes a difference.

Cemetery is operated by the Morton Cemetery Association, a 501(c) (13) non-profit organization. Donations and bequeaths are tax deductible and always appreciated. Please make checks payable to the Morton Cemetery Association and mail (P.O. Box 300, Richmond, TX 77406 or deliver to our office located at 900 Morton Street, Richmond, Texas 77469. For more information please call 281-239-3648.

History & Research

Morton Cemeteryís rich history began in 1825 when Texas was a part of Mexico. A stranger by the name of Robert Gillespie, originally from Scotland, passed away from an illness and was buried on William Mortonís land. Morton was part of a group of settlerís known as Stephen F. Austinís Old Three Hundred. In 1835, only ten years after this first burial, the settlerís brought forth the Texas Revolution. This revolt ended in 1836 with Texas becoming an independent country known as The Republic of Texas. Many of these early Texas settlers and their families are buried in Morton Cemetery including: Jane Long, The Mother of Texas; Mirabeau B. Lamar, the first Vice-President and second President of the Republic of Texas; Walter Burton, a freed slave who served on the Texas Senate for 7 years; and Albert P. and Mamie E. George, benefactors of Fort Bend County. Click here to learn more about the history of Morton Cemetery.

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