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Merrilltown Cemetery - Austin, TX


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Bench

Bench

Empty park bench and tree trunk in a deserted cemetery, backed by a cloudy, gray sky.
Broken Headstone

Broken Headstone

Broken tombstone nestled in the grass at Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas.
Broken Headstone 2

Broken Headstone 2

Shattered gravestone in honor of Pearson infant son. Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas.
Broken Headstone 3

Broken Headstone 3

Fragmented headstone, close-up, belonging to Pearson infant son. Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas.
Buried Headstone

Buried Headstone

Headstone, name obscured, buried within the grass at Merrilltown Cemetery.
Buried Headstone 2

Buried Headstone 2

Memorial stone, name obscured, disappearing beneath the grass at Merrilltown Cemetery.
Cahill Headstone

Cahill Headstone

Repaired gravestone for daughter of M. and J.D. Cahill. Inscription begins, “Beneath this stone / its soft repose…”
Cahill Moss

Cahill Moss

Repaired memorial stone for Ellen Cahill. Moss covers part of the infant daughter’s name.
Dark Headstone

Dark Headstone

Striated gray headstone; name and inscription no longer legible.
Dark Headstone 2

Dark Headstone 2

Weathered gravestone at Merrilltown Cemetery, Texas. Stone bears two distinctly circular indentations.
Edna Headstone

Edna Headstone

Headstone for Nancy “Edna” Graves. Stone bears a carving of a hand pointing toward heaven.
Flower

Flower

Four, small white flowers with yellow stamens contrast with a gravestone in the background.
Footstone

Footstone

A triangular memorial stone bears the letters “E” and “P.”
Graves

Graves

Landscape shot of several headstones and obelisks at a deserted cemetery in Austin, TX.
Graves And Highway

Graves And Highway

Foregrounded gravestone. Several rows of graves and Burnet Road serve as a backdrop.
Graves And Sky

Graves And Sky

Rows of graves; sky is filled with gray storm clouds and patches of blue.
Graves Headstone

Graves Headstone

White headstone for William Graves, husband of Edna. Inscription: Remembered by All.
Graves Headstone 2

Graves Headstone 2

Portrait shot of William Graves’ tombstone engraved with “remembered by all” and three interlocking links.
Harmon Headstone

Harmon Headstone

Headstone for J.F. Harmon engraved with a flower and keystone symbol of the Free Masons.
Harris Headstone

Harris Headstone

Weathered, moss-covered square gravestone for one-year-old Beatrice Harris. Born April 1910; died April 1911.
Headstone

Headstone

Ornate gravestone engraved with two clasping hands. In memory of S.D. Pennington.
Headstone 2

Headstone 2

Distant shot of gravestone for two-year-old Albert Austin Tuey. Engraved with a dove.
Headstone And Flower 1

Headstone And Flower 1

Wildflower and tombstone of Gladys Parker, daughter of Charles and Ida Parker.
Headstone And Flower 2

Headstone And Flower 2

Blurred wildflower, close-up of Gladys Parker’s gravestone. Born 1908; died of whooping cough in 1910.
Highway

Highway

Deserted cemetery, solitary tree, and almost-empty highway set against an overcast sky.
Hornet Nest

Hornet Nest

Eight hornets build their nest along the underside of an anonymous memorial stone.
Infant Headstone

Infant Headstone

Gravestone of infant Ravanelli. No inscription; only dates of birth and death (February—November, 1918).
Line Of Graves

Line Of Graves

Line of headstones retreat into the distance. First two stones bear a similar architecture.
Lynch Headstone

Lynch Headstone

Tombstone of Mrs. Ellen Lynch. Dates still legible; possible inscription lost to time and weather.
Mary Smith Howard

Mary Smith Howard

Simple, rectangular marker of Mary Smith Howard. Stone includes only name and dates 1865—1939.
Moore Headstone

Moore Headstone

Leaning gravestone of Mrs. Blanche Moore. Dates of birth and death somewhat legible, 1912—1929.
Moss 1

Moss 1

Green moss encroaches upon a cornice of a nameless headstone.
Moss 2

Moss 2

Green and reddish mosses overtake the upper portion of an anonymous gravestone.
Moss 3

Moss 3

Red-orange moss and weather continue their decay of an unidentified tombstone.
Mossy Headstone

Mossy Headstone

Moss overtakes an upright gravestone; sculptural elements, engravings, and inscription lost to time and weather.
Mossy Headstone 2

Mossy Headstone 2

Moss-covered gravestone of Little Henry Brock, two years old. Inscription barely legible, mentions a “cure.”
Mossy Headstone 3

Mossy Headstone 3

Upright gravestone of Ethel Wylie. In front, W.W. Wylie’s stone lies flat on the ground.
Mother

Mother

Unnamed headstone except for the word “MOTHER.” Identifying information presumably lost to history.
Reading 1

Reading 1

Young woman examines a gravestone topped by a sculpture of a lamb.
Reading 2

Reading 2

Lamb sculpture, its face still recognizable, foregrounds a blurred young woman in the background.
Rogers Headstone

Rogers Headstone

Rectangular, flat headstone with a fleur de lis border. Inscription: Mrs. Octavo Rogers, 1851—1894.
Tall Headstone

Tall Headstone

Upright, four-foot-tall headstone of Arch Garner. Most details obscured by moss; two clasping hands remain.
Tree And Sky

Tree And Sky

Shade tree extends its leafy branches into a sky patched with white and gray clouds.
Truck

Truck

Truck speeds by the Merrilltown Cemetery so fast that it becomes a white-and-orange streak.
Woodward Headstone

Woodward Headstone

Infant’s headstone; lamb carved in relief. Inscription: Rest Sweet Timie / Til Papa Comes.
Woodward Headstone 2

Woodward Headstone 2

Headstone of Jane Woodward, who lived 64 years, four months, and four days.
Woodward Headstone 3

Woodward Headstone 3

Tombstone of L.S. Woodward, scallops around name. Lived 78 years, five months, and 23 days.
Zimmerman Headstone 2

Zimmerman Headstone 2

Upright gravestone of E.F. Zimmerman. Engraved flourishes beneath name and around “born” and “died.”
Zimmerman Headstone 1

Zimmerman Headstone 1

Engraved tombstone. Vine flourishes surround the words “born” and “died.”