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INFORMATION RELATING TO FIRST STREET CEMETERY, WACO, TEXAS
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First Street Cemetery is the historic designation for three contiguous cemeteries on the south bank of the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.  Two of these cemeteries were established in 1852.  They are the City Cemetery, Waco’s first public cemetery, which originally covered five acres, and a two acre Masonic cemetery acquired by Bosque Lodge No. 92, A.F. & A.M.  The third cemetery, a 2.54 acre plot, was acquired by Waco Lodge No. 70, International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) between 1868 and 1869.  Within three decades of its opening, the City Cemetery reached capacity.  In 1882 the City of Waco obtained additional land to expand the cemetery to more than twice its original size.


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