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Near Putnam in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Atwell Cemetery

 
 
Atwell Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
1. Atwell Cemetery Marker
Inscription. 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 those for 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

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14336.)
 
Location. 32° 15.445′ N, 99° 7.976′ W. Marker is near Putnam, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from County Road 299 0.1 miles east of County Road 407. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cisco TX 76437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scranton Cemetery (approx.
Entrance to Atwell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
2. Entrance to Atwell Cemetery
3.5 miles away); Site of Scranton Academy (approx. 3.5 miles away); Site of Cottonwood Springs (approx. 5.5 miles away); Cottonwood Bank and Post Office (approx. 5.5 miles away); Old Cottonwood Cemetery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Burkett Pecan Tree (approx. 8.5 miles away); Hittson Ranch Headquarters on Battle Creek (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cross Plains Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Putnam.
 
Also see . . .  Atwell Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on December 30, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Atwell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
3. Atwell Cemetery
Atwell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
4. Atwell Cemetery
Headstone of Robert Leo image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
5. Headstone of Robert Leo
Died in U.S. Service in France
Nov. 4, 1918
Atwell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
6. Atwell Cemetery
County Road 299 to Atwell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 25, 2014
7. County Road 299 to Atwell Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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