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Historic Cemetery District

Galveston's Broadway Cemetery Historic District is actually composed of seven separate cemeteries, grouped together in six city blocks in the center of town.
In May, the historic cemetery district is beautiful with a blanket of yellow wild flowers covering the gravesites.

Some of the most famous citizens of Galveston and Texas are laid to rest in the Broadway Cemetery.
There are about 12,000 grave markers visible, but that figure is believed to be just a fraction of the number of bodies buried in the group of seven cemeteries.
The cemeteries have been raised two or three times in areas, and each time they were raised, some gravestones were lost or buried.
The plots were re-sold and new graves created over the old ones.
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones
Wildflowers and Gravestones