Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery (Peckerwood Hill)

Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery is located in Huntsville, Texas.  It is the final resting place for inmates who die within the prison system and whose bodies are not claimed.  Although most of the graves contain inmates who died of natural causes, those with stones marked with an ‘X’ were executed by the state.  For many years, the headstone was a simple cross with only the prison number of the deceased, omitting their name.

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