Rockport Cemetery in Rockport Texas is a beautiful place to visit, and offers some unique historical records from our history. Located near little bay, Rockport Cemetery has been around for over one hundred years and counting. This historic cemetery offers visitors many different types of memorials; from family plots to veterans’ gravesites. The historical significance does not stop here! During early spring it has some of the most colorful wildflower blooms seen.
This cemetery has served the citizens of Rockport and Fulton for over a century.
The oldest marked grave is that of Emma Fulton (d. 1876), granddaughter of George Ware Fulton, who was instrumental in the development of the area and was interred in the cemetery in 1893. A large number of burials took place here in 1918, the year of a devastating influenza epidemic. The cemetery contains the graves of veterans of the Texas Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The Rockport Cemetery Association maintains the historic graveyard and has has tax exempt status since 1959.
The Rockport Cemetery is the final resting place of Colonel George Ware Fulton and Harriet Gillette Smith Fulton who were the builders of the Fulton Mansion (Oakhurst) as well as the founders of the Town of Fulton. During Hurricane Harvey, the gravestone monument of George Ware Fulton was knocked over. The Rockport Cemetery recently received a grant from the Margaret Sue Rust Foundation. These funds are needed to restore the cemetery grounds because some burial plots are no longer maintained by absent families.
Since the posting of this Post, the Headstone of the Fulton Family has been restored and there is restoration going on for several other gravestones.
Here are the driving directions to the cemetery so you can drive through and check it out.
We hope you enjoyed learning about the Rockport Cemetery. If you would like to learn more about Aransas county history we would recommend visiting the History Center for Aransas County.
Visit RockportFulton.com to learn more and help you plan your next trip.