Cemetery Board member Weir Labatt
The Glen Rest Cemetery became a community cemetery in October of 1894. The deed for the approximately ten acres was dated April 3, 1895 and was purchased for $317.50. The Kerrville Cemetery Association was governed by five directors elected by the owners of burial sites in the cemetery. The original directors were A.C. Schreiner, H. Remschel, W.G. Garrett, B.H. Ross and Ed Smallwood. In 1972 the name of the governing body was changed to the Kerrville Perpetual Care Cemetery Association.
Burials include twenty-five (25) Civil War veterans (both Confederate and Union) and four (4) Texas Rangers.
Today there are approximately 2,870 men, women and children buried in the cemetery.
If you have any information related to the Glen Rest Cemetery please contact Cecila Barlow at CaBarlow@Schreiner.edu or GlenRestCemetery@gmail.com. In an additional effort to gather information a blog has been set up to encourage you to post your stories or information
Cecila Barlow (830)792-7314
Visit Glen Rest Cemetery
From Kerrville, go south on State Hwy 27 (Broadway Street which becomes Memorial Blvd.) toward Center Point. In a bend of the highway, the cemetery is on the left just prior to the Schreiner University entrance.
Note: GLEN REST Cemetery is erroneously listed as "Glen Rose" Cemetery on the U S Geological Survey Geographic Names for cemeteries.
2000 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, Tx 78028