Ropesville in Hockley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1933, farmer and rancher Lee Cowan was severely injured, but before he died, he requested that he be buried on the knoll just west of town. Upon Cowan’s death, Ellwood, who owned the land, honored Cowan’s request by donating one acre for the establishment of a burial ground, creating Ropesville Cemetery. After residents began conducting regular interments at the site, the need for an organization to oversee it became apparent, and the Ropes Cemetery association was organized ca. 1935. The cemetery grew in size
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16474.)
Location. 33° 24.733′ N, 102° 10.496′ W. Marker is in Ropesville, Texas, in Hockley County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Road (Farm to Market Road 168) and Farm to Market Road 41, on the left when traveling north on South State Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ropesville TX 79358, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Primrose School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ropesville Resettlement Project (approx. 1.3 miles away); Meadow United Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Meadow Depot (approx. 5.5 miles away); Brooks Blacksmith Shop (approx. 5.5 miles away); Route of Nolan Expedition (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Spade Ranch (approx. 12.3 miles away); Reese AFB Texas (approx. 15.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ropesville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.