North Elm Cemetery - Texas - President's Message

We welcome you to the North Elm Cemetery website. The Cemetery is located in Milam County, Texas, and is a cemetery designated as a Texas Historical Cemetery with a beautiful marker located in the cemetery. We are also listed with Save Texas Cemeteries, Inc.

The Cemetery is rich in history of those buried here. We have two Texas Rangers, one that was killed in the line of duty. There are fifteen Confederate Veterans, and many of the early settlers of the North Elm and Yarrellton communities buried behind the gate of the Cemetery.

People came to this area following the Civil War looking for a place to start over, and the Blackland soils brought them to North Elm and Yarrellton.  These two communities were close in family ties and crossed over in many ways.

There have been a number of fund raising projects completed in recent years, the Cemetery has been re-surveyed, and it has been platted so we know the locations of all graves. Markers have been repaired and reset. Four history books have been written about the Cemetery.  Carol Sue Gibbs has published a book of newspaper articles abstracted from the Cameron Herald during the years from 1895 to 1945.

The Cemetery is supported by donations from its members and fund raisers held yearly. Quilt Raffles, Silent Auctions, and the like are held during the Annual Meetings.  History Books and a Cookbook have also been successful in generating operating funds for the Association.

The North Elm Cemetery Association is a tax-exempt, Texas non-profit organization as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible and encouraged, please mail them to: North Elm Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 14, Cameron, Texas 76520.

If we can be of help, please contact us at the above mailing address, or by sending a message to the website.