The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department operates two historic cemeteries, the Comal Cemetery and the New Braunfels Cemetery. These are places of remembrance and we ask that you be respectful and courteous when touring the cemeteries.
Located at 301 Peace Avenue, this beautiful cemetery was established in 1868. It encompasses twenty-five acres and has 12,550 burials to date.
The Comal Cemetery was designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historic Commission in 2000.
New Braunfels Cemetery
Located at the corner of Business 35 and Grape Avenue, this interesting cemetery was dedicated in 1845. It is the site of a subject marker from the Texas Historic Commission. This cemetery covers 4.7 acres and has 1,075 known burials - along with hundreds of unmarked burials. There are 185 unoccupied plots.
The City of New Braunfels schedules Cemetery clean-up dates twice a year:
- Week before Easter each year
- First week in Oct. each year
Signage providing notice will be placed at each cemetery prior to the scheduled clean-up date.
The New Braunfels Cemetery Committee makes recommendations to New Braunfels City Council on ways to preserve the records of community history, cultural history, landscape heritage, and architecture at the City's two historic cemeteries. This is accomplished through conservation, preservation and education.