Round Mound Cemetery

Round Mound Cemetery (HM1HKK)

Location: Abilene, TX 79601 Jones County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 34.209', W 99° 39.377'

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Round Mound Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Jones County and is located near the site of the former Deadman Creek or Round Mound settlement. The name "Round Mound" may derive from the highest point in the area, which is located approximately one half mile southwest of the cemetery, or may refer to the smaller mound on which the cemetery is situated. In October 1889, the two-acre plot already being used as Round Mound Cemetery was officially designated as such by property owners Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Connolly. Hinton and Rachel Manly deeded an additional acre of land to the cemetery in March 1896.
     The two earliest marked burials are those of Fannie C. Harry and Charity E. Hinds, who both died in 1882. These graves are located in the northeast quarter of the cemetery. The sole fenced family plot in the cemetery contains the graves of cousins Nona Bell Manly and Ruby Harvey, who died in 1895 and 1900.
     The tabernacle at the center of the cemetery was built in the early 1900s and was used for shelter during funerals. Arborvitae evergreen trees were also planted at the cemetery at this time. During the 1950s a chain link fence and arched metal entrance gate were constructed and additional undeveloped acreage was acquired across FM 1082. Arizona cypress trees were planted in the early 1960s. Along with the traditional grave markers located throughout the cemetery are numerous native stone markers, as well as decorative urns, veterans plaques and folk decorations.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007
Marker Number15905
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 9:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 438396 N 3603825
Decimal Degrees32.57015000, -99.65628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 34.209', W 99° 39.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 34' 12.54" N, 99° 39' 22.62" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16122-16554 FM1082, Abilene TX 79601, US
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Well kept headstone, fenced in.

Nov 25, 2017 at 12:06pm PST by weberfamily06

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