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Texas Brazos Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Waco Cemeteries and Memorials


Waco Cemeteries and Memorials

The First Street and Oakwood Cemeteries play an interesting role in the history of Waco. The Tourist Information Center can provide visitors information about the cemeteries, and the historical figures buried there.

• First Street Cemetery—in Ft. Fisher Park at I-35 and University Parks Dr.

• Oakwood Cemetery—LaSalle Ave and 5th St., 254-754-1631

• Rosemound Cemetery—3200 S. 12th St., 254-752-6492

• Waco Memorial Park & Mausoleum, 254-662-1051, and 

Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 254-662-3430—on the east side of I-35 at exit 328
 

There are many memorials in Waco that serve as a tribute to the lives lost in the line of duty and other tragedies.

• Waco Tornado Memorial—4th St. at Austin Ave.

• Vietnam Veterans Memorial—University Parks Dr., just west of Washington Ave.

• Police Memorial—University Parks between Franklin Ave. and Washington Ave. (Indian Spring Park)

• Freedom Fountain—Just off Franklin Ave. adjacent to the Hilton Waco, Waco Convention Center and City Hall.

Heritage Square

Heritage Square, located in Downtown Waco, features shaded walkways, seating areas, water-play fountains and a beautiful sculpture featuring children at play. Throughout the Square are names of people and organizations who represent the foundation of the Waco community. The original Heritage Square was destroyed when the tornado of 1953 ripped through downtown Waco. The re-built Heritage Square opened June, 2001.  3rd St. at Austin Ave.  Free admission


Location

  • various locations
  • Waco, Texas
  • 76701

Hours & Fees

  • varies

  • free


Map & Directions

various locations