Enterance 5

Drought Response Opens in new windowDROUGHT RESPONSE 

Irrigation and sprinkler watering only allowed on MONDAYS before 10 am and after 8pm during the approved dates per the conservation and drought regulations. Hand watering with bucket or hose is allowed any day, any time. 

Historic Cemetery

The San Marcos City Cemetery, founded in 1874, is located on 45 acres at 1001 Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos. The cemetery is the burial ground for many Texas pioneers and veterans of wars dating back to the War of 1812.

The San Marcos Cemetery is under the facility management of the Parks and Recreation Department. Gene Bagwell of Maintenance Management provides upkeep of the cemetery.

  1. Scott McLelland


    Contact Scott McLelland for plot availability, cemetery tour information, and chapel reservations. Email smclelland@sanmarcostx.gov

  2. Valerie Valdez

    Administrative Coordinator

    Contact Valerie Valdez by phone to make a credit card payment on a cemetery plot.

  3. Bert Stratemann

    Parks Operations Manager

  4. Gene Bagwell

    Cemetery Maintenance



Cemetery Cleanup

All items not in compliance with the cemetery regulations will be removed from the burial sites and held for one month at the cemetery maintenance shop. Prohibited items include glass containers, solar lights, spinners, swings, and wind chimes. Please view the Cemetery Rules and Regulations for more details. 

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is an annual event that takes place within the City Cemetery the second Saturday in December. Donations made go towards remembrance wreaths that will be placed on gravesites of veterans buried in the City of San Marcos Cemetery. For more information or to donate, visit our event website.WAA Picture Opens in new window