This burial ground was established in 1853 by the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. It is the first and oldest Catholic cemetery in Houston. Located in the city’s East End, an area settled by many immigrants, headstones are carved with German, Italian, French and other nationalities’ surnames. Like other early Houston graveyards (Founders, Old City) many persons who are interred here, including Dick Dowling (the hero of the Battle of Sabine Pass during the War Between the States) died during the yellow fever epidemics that plagued our city in the early to mid-1800s. Although it has not been an active cemetery in many years, it is maintained by the neighboring Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
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