http://www.geocities.com/milamco/ has general Milam County information.
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/RR/hfr8.html has general Rockdale history.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tx/milam/rockdale/ has history of Rockdale 1874-1974.
1892 Petition signers: http://jamesdavidwalker.com/rock.htm [August 2005]
Rockdale Jewish Cemetery: at FM 487, S of Mopac RR Tracks, 1877
- From US 77 in Rockdale take S. Main (FM908) south, crossing the Mopac Railroad/Union Pacific Railroad tracks. At this point, S. Main becomes Oak St., about 100-yards south of the Old City Cemetery is White St. Turn left. The cemetery entrance is in the southwest corner of the block.
- LynnaKay Shuffield at
compiled the burial list of the cemetery established in 1876. She photographed the nineteen graves in this cemetery. They all needed to be cleaned and may have been. Two pre-1890s stone await repair directions from the Texas Historical Commission. See http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/CEMETERY-001.htm and http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/TX-ROCKDALE-JEWISH-CEM/2001-03/0985308678.
- Kroll, Edward (Eliezer), "We Remember: The Baum-Crohn-Webster Family 1842-2000 - The Saga of an American Jewish Family" P. O. Box 267, Reinebeck, NY, 12572, published in Israel, Jan 2002. The Crohn (Crown) family of the Rockdale, Milam County area and a history about early Rockdale, the founding of the Jewish Cemetery and Isaac Crown who was will killed in the Mundine Hotel Fire in 1888 are included. Private printing is not for sale but a copy is in the Clayton Genealogy Library, Houston Public Library.
- http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/TX-ROCKDALE-JEWISH-CEM/2002-12/1040874357 has information about applying for historical status for the cemetery. [January 2003]
- http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/cemeteries/jewish.txt has burial listings.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/tx/milam/cemph/jewish/jewish.htm has photos.
- Greg Meyer,
may have additional information. There are 19 graves in this cemetery. They all need to be cleaned and photographed. Two of them need to be repaired and have restoration of these two markers from the Texas Historical Commission ... both are pre-1890s. [August 2005]
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