I love wandering an old cemetery. They are so full of beauty, from decorative grave markers to the lush greenery we’re treated to here in Texas most of the year. They always feel quiet and peaceful. I enjoy quietly wandering through row after row, examining the epitaphs and symbols and wondering more about the lives the people buried there lived.
In Texas, historic cemeteries seem to be everywhere. Last May, I visited one on Galveston Island where I found someone who was born in 1736 – 40 whole years before America was even America! I have two just a stone’s throw away from my apartment where a number of notable Houstonians are buried.
Back in February when I visited my music vlogger friend Tess, she gave me the grand tour of her hometown, Victoria, Texas, and even agreed to take me into an old cemetery we passed on our drive – Catholic Cemetery No. 1.
I also learned Victoria is allegedly the most haunted city in Texas, thanks to it’s early roots and connections to Texas’ fight for independence. Each October the city hosts a series of tours at Evergreen Cemetery where residents dress up as the notable Texans buried there and tell their stories.
But that’s another cemetery for another visit.
Today, I’m taking you on a tour of the beautiful Catholic Cemetery No. 1 we wandered.
Catholic Cemetery No. 1 – Victoria, Texas
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