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Atwell Cemetery

Atwell Cemetery Photo (black and white) from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas atwell-cemetery-color


Take Hwy 206 north from Cross Plains for 7 miles. Turn left on FM 569 and go north 3.1 miles. Turn left on FM 3265 and go west 1.9 miles. Turn right on CR 407 and go north .4 mile. Turn right on CR 299 and go .1 mile.


Burials from 1917 to present.


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 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  - Historical Marker Text.


Atwell Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Atwell Cemetery Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas.

Atwell Cemetery Graves at  Over 190 graves listed.

Atwell Cemetery Transcription from the Callahan County Homepage


Atwell Cemetery Photos from the Texas Tombstone Project

Atwell Cemetery Photos from Cemeteries-of-Texas.

Atwell Cemetery Photo (black and white) from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Atwell Cemetery Photo (in color) from the Callahan County TXGenWeb site.

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