ABOUT US

TAMINA CEMETERY AND COMMUNITY
PROJECT CDC


The Tamina Cemetery and Community Project CDC is a non-profit organization comprised of the descendants of Tamina's forefathers, churches, residents, and other members of the community. Tamina's history can be traced back to R.B. Smith, an educator from the city of Montgomery, John Nilor, a Houston-area businessman; and the year 1871 when freed slaves had moved to the community to help build the railroad.

The Tamina Sweet Rest Cemetery is currently entombed with slaves, native Americans, World War I, II, and Vietnam veterans along with other war heroes and law enforcement officers.

For the past ten years, the roughly 12-acre cemetery has been left dormant and without a caretaker except for the occasional volunteers who try to help from time to time. As a result, many of the graves are inaccessible due to standing water, un-mowed grass and the lack of weed maintenance, which is an indicator that the natural water flow is blocked on various sides of the cemetery.