Near Cross Plains in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Cottonwood Cemetery
In 1884, Sarah Jane and P.W. Hall donated land for the Cottonwood Cemetery, as well as land for Union Baptist and Methodist churches. The burial ground was already in use with the first known graves including infants dating from 1877. Cottonwood was noted for frontier violence; friends George Franks and Tom Jones who killed each other in Dec. 1882 are buried in a common grave. P.W. Hall died in 1888 and is buried here; Sarah Jane Hall is believed to be buried here too but her grave has not been identified. Prof. J.H. Yonley, founder of Cottonwood’s Yonley Polytechnic Institute, is also interred here. The cemetery includes graves of veterans dating from the Texas War for Independence. Droughts, lack of rail transportation, and a return to ranching
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17045.)
Location. 32° 12.16′ N, 99° 12.209′ W. Marker is near Cross Plains, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from County Road 192 east of County Road 429. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cross Plains TX 76443, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Cottonwood Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cottonwood Bank and Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Atwell Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Fort Mason-Camp Cooper Military Road (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Home of Robert E. Howard (approx. 5.9 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cross Plains.
Also see . . . Old Cottonwood Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on December 30, 2014.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.