The Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery
Grant is administered by the Limestone County Historical Commission. The purpose of the grant is to preserve and maintain tombstones and to provide tombstones for unmarked graves in the
cemeteries of Limestone County, Texas. The specific activities eligible for the grant are securing markers for identified individuals in unmarked graves, leveling and straightening leaning
tombstones, raising sunken markers, standing up fallen markers, and repairing broken markers. No other activities will be funded. Individuals or associations applying for the grant are
expected to fund 10% of the cost of materials and labor.
There are no deadlines for submitting
applications. The maximum grant to be awarded for an application is $3,000. Click one of the links below to download either a PDF file or a Word document of the grant
Sandy Creek Cemetery was the first recipient of the Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant, which is being administered by the Limestone
County Historical Commission. The cemetery received $2700 from the grant, which required the cemetery board to contribute $300 making a total of $3000 that was used to straighten, level, and repair
tombstones. On Thursday, June 8, members of the Limestone CHC and the Sandy Creek Cemetery board inspected the completed work, which involved the restoration of 40 tombstones.
An application for the Bruce A. Jordan Memorial Cemetery Grant is available for download above. Grants will be awarded on a first come
basis until all grant funds are depleted, so cemetery associations and individuals associated with a cemetery are encouraged to apply sooner than later.
The Limestone CHC is proud to announce that a new exhibit is currently on display in the foyer of the Limestone County Courthouse. The Limestone County Rosenwald
Schools exhibit provides a brief history of the Rosenwald Fund, which helped to build over 5,000 African-American schools across the rural south during the 1920s and 1930s, and features photos and
information about the ten Rosenwald schools constructed in Limestone County.