“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tulia in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Rose Hill Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The history of this community cemetery dates to October 1890, just three months after Swisher County was organized and Tulia was named county seat. The first recorded burial here is that of 18-year old Louis H. Harral, who died on October 17, 1890. His parents, L. J. & N. J. Harral, obtained permission from landowner T. W. Adams to bury their son on this hillside south of the Middle Tule Creek. Twelve days later, 4-year old Robert Alonzo Hutchinson, son of W.B. & Virginia Hutchinson, died and was buried on the hill near Louis. In 1906 five acres of land surrounding the graves were officially set aside for a community cemetery.

A cemetery association was formed in 1916 under the leadership of Lula B. Tomlinson, who named the cemetery Rose Hill. The association was officially chartered by the state in 1937, and continues to maintain the site.

Among those interred here are numerous city and county elected officials, including two law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty: John Mosley (d. 1933) and Robert (Bob) Potter (d. Christmas Day, 1960). Also buried here are veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4347.)
Rose Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker
34° 31.237′ N, 101° 46.592′ W. Marker is in Tulia, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on County Route 13 0.7 miles south of SW 7th Street, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulia TX 79088, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulia Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away); JA Ranch Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Flynt Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Swisher County (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Swisher County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ozark Trails Association (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Methodist Church of Tulia (approx. 1.3 miles away); United Methodist Church of Kress (approx. 10.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tulia.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of grave sites in cemetery. Possibly graves of individuals representing burials noted in marker text. • Can you help?
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