Milo Cemetery Historical

Milo Cemetery Historical (HM1VUO)

Location: Tulia, TX 79088 Briscoe County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 35.632', W 101° 27.143'

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The Milo Community began in the late 19th century on the prairie between Palo Duro and Tule Canyons. Named for the favored area crop, the settlement had a store, post office, school, and scattered family dugouts and homes in the 1890s. When John Alexander Cope died in 1892, his family donated two acres for a community cemetery. The general landscape is traditional, with all graves oriented east-west among natural grasses. Two early graves are fenced with ornamental iron, and a concrete curb encloses the Cope family plot. Granite, marble, sandstone and cement markers honor pioneers and later citizens, including two Civil War veterans and fraternal lodge members. Today the Milo Cemetery is the only remaining evidence of this historic site.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2012
Marker is property of the State of Texas

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Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 275091 N 3830739
Decimal Degrees34.59386667, -101.45238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.632', W 101° 27.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 37.92" N, 101° 27' 8.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ranch Rd 3300, Tulia TX 79088, US
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