Old Bayview Cemetery

Old Bayview Cemetery granite marker with soldiers names listed.
Old Bayview Cemetery marker with soldiers names listed who are buried on site.

NPS / Douglas Murphy

Quick Facts
805 Comanche Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401
Oldest federal military cemetery in Texas.
Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6305)

Benches/Seating, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Old Bayview Cemetery is the site of the oldest federal military cemetery in Texas.

The cemetery’s origin dates back to the U.S.-Mexican War.

In the opening stanzas of the war, General Zachary Taylor’s Army of Occupation established base camp in the Corpus Christi area.

It became evident early on the camp needed a formal burial ground and this site was chosen.

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Last updated: August 3, 2021