Hamilton Beeman Cemetery
Historical Marker
Retreat, Navarro County, Texas


Historical Markers || Hamilton Beeman Cemetery


Photo by Edward L. Williams

Hamilton Beeman Cemetery

William Harvey Beeman (1817-1860) received a Mercer Colony grant of 640 acres in Navarro County and brought his family here in the 1840s. He and pioneer Samuel Hamilton (1820-1900), who owned adjacent property, each gave one acre to establish this cemetery in the 1850s. The first burial was that of Hamilton's infant son in 1859. Both Hamilton and Beeman, a freighter and local Justice of the Peace, are buried here. Gifts and purchases of additional land have enlarged this cemetery to over 47 acres (1978).


  • Located in the old section of the Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Navarro Co. TX

  • Directions: from intersection of SH 31 and FM 2555, go south on FM 2555 (45th St.) 3 mi. to cemetery

  • Marker #: 5349007207

  • Year Dedicated: 1978

  • Size, type: 18" x 28"

  • Decimal degrees:  N 32.043596   W -96.480885
    Degrees, minutes: N 32 02.616   W 096 28.853
    UTM: Zone 14, Easting 737865, Northing 3548043

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