Why did the city acquire the cemetery?

The city of Sugar Land negotiated with Newland to accept responsibility for the ownership of the cemetery, ensuring this historical property does not disappear through neglect like many others throughout the country.

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1. When did the city acquire the cemetery?
2. Why did the city acquire the cemetery?
3. How has the city protected the cemetery?
4. Has the city worked with local groups to honor the cemetery’s history?
5. Has an archeological survey been performed?
6. Have other surveys been performed?
7. Will future surveys be performed?
8. What is the status of parkland development on city-owned property surrounding the cemetery?
9. How has Sugar Land worked to preserve prison-related history?
10. Is the city working to develop a museum?