Near Novice in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This cemetery was established in 1880 on land deeded by C.E. Bush. Among the early pioneers buried here are the Rev. Hugh Martin Childress, Sr., a former Texas Ranger and Republic of Texas soldier; his son, Elisha Childress, who served as the first Coleman County Sheriff; veterans of the Civil War; and several workers killed in an explosion that occurred during the construction of a Santa Fe Railroad bridge across Jim Ned Creek in 1910. The cemetery, which is maintained by an assoication of descendants of those buried here, is one of the few physical reminders of the Atoka community and its pioneer settlers.
To Commemorate the Life and Work of Jack Shields
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission
Location. 31° 59.637′ N, 99° 40.366′ W. Marker is near Novice, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker is on County Road 441 0.1 miles west of County Road 490, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Novice TX 79538, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Townsite of Content (approx. 4.6 miles away); Alec Simmons (approx. 4.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Counts Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ranger Campsite (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ranger Peak (approx. 5.5 miles away); Cotton Production in Runnels County (approx. 5.5 miles away); Crews (approx. 7.5 miles away); Silver Valley Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Novice.
Also see . . .
1. Atoka Cemetery Official Website. (Submitted on October 24, 2014.)
2. Rev. Hugh M. Childress, Sr. From the findagrave.com website. Includes a biography and images. (Submitted on October 24, 2014.)
1. Hugh M. Childress Historic Site
The burial place of Hugh Martin Childress, Sr. is Historic Site No. 427 of the United Methodist Church. The site is
— Submitted October 24, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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