At this cemetery where renowned General Sam Houston is buried, there is a statue commonly called “Black Jesus.” According to legend, the bronze statue was erected over the grave of a 5-year-old boy, and it sooned turned deep black. No amount of cleaning could restore the color of the statue. It is said that, although the statue is posed with Jesus’ hands palm up, at times those who visit at night will find him with his palms mysteriously facing down.
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- Oakwood Cemetery
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- 30.7271742, -95.54237009999997
- Walker County, Texas
- Nearest Towns:
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