Glenwood Cemetery, Houston

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  • Wander through this lovely, peaceful cemetery and get a tour of Houston's history. The office has maps you can use to find significant gravesites. Or just walk around on your own through the multi-lev...  more »
  • Clearly this cemetery is not for paupers. I have no idea what a gravesite costs here, but after seeing some of the memorials here when attending the funeral of a good friend, I understand that if one ...  more »
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  • This is a really interesting place! If you know anything about Texas history you will certainly find someone here to talk about. Glenwood is full of prominent Texans. Walk around and read the names and you will hear street names, county names, public places and many which were in the history books. Monuments speak of the importance of the departed. Some are very modest and some interesting, some modern and some will break your heart.
  • Glenwood Cemetery is literally one of my favorite places in the world. Generations of history are buried here under elaborate and often moving monuments in this exquisite and lush setting on the elevated banks of Buffalo Bayou opposite downtown Houston. In the shade of a diverse collection of hundreds of trees rests dozens of prominent figures from American history - such as the famous billionaire aviator Howard Hughes, and the first president of the Republic of Texas, Anson Jones. In nice weather this is a marvelous place to explore on foot. You'll see and appreciate much more. But even just driving through the cemetery is a special experience. The roads snake almost randomly up, down, and around through the varied elevations of all 42 acres. From your car you can take a slow drive and read prominent names and dates on the amazing works of art chiseled out of the full spectrum of stones and metals.

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