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Glenwood Cemetery (Houston, Texas)
Address2525 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007, USA HoursClosing soon · 7AM–5PMTuesday7AM–5PMWednesday7AM–5PMThursday7AM–5PMFriday7AM–5PMSaturday7AM–5PMSunday7AM–5PMMonday7AM–5PM BurialsHoward Hughes, Gene Tierney, Howard R. Hughes Sr. SimilarBeer Can House, Buffalo Bayou, Houston Arboretum and Natur, ArtCar Museum, Bayou Bend Collectio
The Glenwood Cemetery is located at 2525 Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas. It was the first cemetery in Houston to be professionally designed and opened in 1871. The cemetery is situated between Washington Avenue on the North side and Memorial Drive on the South side, the latter overlooking Buffalo Bayou.
Buried in the cemetery is William P. Hobby, after whom Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, is named. In 1938, the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, known at the time as Houston Municipal Airport, was renamed "Howard Hughes Airport," but the name was changed back after people objected to naming the airport after a living person. This is also the location of pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley's family gravesite. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, is also buried here.
This historic cemetery is the final resting place of a number of individuals who were citizens of the short-lived Republic of Texas. The grave sites of those individuals have been designated with metal markers and are frequently decorated with the flag of the Republic and State of Texas.
Keith Rosen, a Houston area history professor quoted in the San Antonio Express-News, said that the cemetery is the "River Oaks of the dead."
In 2003 the Houston Press ranked it as the "Best Cemetery".
Stacy Barnett, victim in the murder of John Goosey and Stacy Barnett
John T. Browne politician, mayor of Houston from 1897 to 1899 and member of Texas House of Representatives
Edward Benjamin Cushing S.P. Superintendent of Maintenance of Way, benefactor and in second class of TAMU for whom the Library was named in the 1930’s
Edward Hopkins Cushing, Editor and owner, Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph
Joseph S. Cullinan, Founder of Texaco
William Stamps Farish II, Co-founder, Humble Oil Company
Albert Bel Fay, U.S. Ambassasor to Trinidad and Tobago
Maria "Ria" Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham Gable, Texas socialite, married to Clark Gable 1931-1939
John Goosey, victim in the murder of John Goosey and Stacy Barnett
James Wilson Henderson, Governor of Texas 1853
George Hermann, Houston business leader
Oveta Culp Hobby, U.S. Secretary, Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1953-1955
William P. Hobby, Governor of Texas 1917-1921
Roy Hofheinz, Father of the Astrodome
Edward M. House, adviser to Woodrow Wilson
Roy M. Huffington, "U.S. Ambassador to Austria 1990-1993"
Howard R. Hughes, Jr, Aviator, Industrialist
Howard R. Hughes, Sr., Co-founder, Sharp-Hughes Tool Company, later renamed Hughes Tool Company
Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, member of the Texas House of Representatives and United States House of Representatives from Texas' 1st congressional district
Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr., mayor of Houston and federal judge
Thad Hutcheson, Houston lawyer and Republican politician
Anson Jones, President, Republic of Texas 1844-1845
Edgar Odell Lovett, President (1st), Rice University 1912-1946
Glenn McCarthy, "King of the Wildcatters"
Hiram Runnels, Governor of Mississippi 1833-1835
Walter Benona Sharp, Co-founder, Sharp-Hughes Tool Company, later renamed Hughes Tool Company
Ross S. Sterling, Governor of Texas 1931-1933; Co-founder, Humble Oil Company
Gene Tierney, Hollywood Actress
Harry C. Wiess, Co-founder, Humble Oil Company
Margaret Kinkaid, founder of The Kinkaid School in Houston's Piney Point area
Ray Miller, iconic Houston journalist
William G. Dudley, Former Chairman of the Board and President of Gulf Publishing Company
Charlotte Burdine Allen, wife of Augustus Allen founder City of Houston,