Atwell Cemetery

Atwell Cemetery (HM1IKK)

Location: Cisco, TX 76437 Callahan County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 15.445', W 99° 7.976'

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Before Callahan County organized, settlers built homes in this area. Many more families came after the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1880. A town was officially named in 1898 to honor U.S. District Attorney William Hawley Atwell. For decades, residents used cemeteries at Cottonwood, Sabanno, Scranton and Zion Hill. Gideon and Frances Howell deeded land for a community burial ground to Atwell's Baptist, Christian and Methodist churches in 1917. Several military headstones are here, including those for two young men killed in France during World War I. The community had stores, a cotton gin, a school and churches at its peak, but declined after World War II. The Atwell Cemetery Association formed in 1970 to maintain the burial ground.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007
Marker Number14336
Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 487478 N 3568976
Decimal Degrees32.25741667, -99.13293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.445', W 99° 7.976'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 26.7" N, 99° 7' 58.56" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 299, Cisco TX 76437, US
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