Near Chappell Hill in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Name honors 1857 mayor of Chappell Hill, Jethro Atkinson, whose plantation was nearby. In 1844, date of earliest marked grave, site was owned by Robert Wooding Chappell, for whom city was named. Formed in 1957, Atkinson Cemetery Association provides perpetual care.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8292.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 30° 7.767′ N, 96° 16.835′ W. Marker is near Chappell Hill, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is on Chadwick-Hogan Road (County Highway 87) 0.7 miles west of Nicholson Lake Road, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located on the west side of the front gate to the Atkinson Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chappell Hill TX 77426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 1˝ miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Providence Baptist Church Old Rock Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); Farmers State Bank and Reinstein Store (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Chappell Hill College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Chappell Hill Female College Bell (approx. 1.8 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chappell Hill.
Also see . . . Chappell Hill, Texas. Trader Jacob Haller's wife, Mary Hargrove Haller, bought 100 acres for the townsite; she named the town for her grandfather, Robert Wooding Chappell, an early settler. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.