Near Farwell in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company, which incorporated in England in 1884 to finance the XIT Ranch, deeded land for the Olivet Cemetery to James M. Hamlin in Nov. 1908. One of the earliest burials is that of John Armstrong, XIT manager and shipping agent who was shot by cattle thieves while loading cattle onto rail cars in Bovina. A local tragedy is recalled at the plot of the Hassell family, a mother and eight children who were murdered in 1926. About one hundred interments have been identified in the ten-acre cemetery, including veterans of military conflicts dating to the Civil War. The site was Farwell's first cemetery, and many prominent names in Parmer Co., Texas and Curry Co., New Mexico are represented here.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007
Marker is the property of the State of Texas
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14559.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 34° 20.958′ N, 103° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farwell TX 79325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopping-Aldridge House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Near Route of the Coronado Expedition (approx. 2.4 miles away); Parmer County (approx. 2½ miles away); Farwell, Texas (approx. 2½ miles away); Oklahoma Lane (approx. 9 miles away); Norman Petty Studios (approx. 10.8 miles away in New Mexico); Bovina United Methodist Church (approx. 14.6 miles away); Bovina Cemetery (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farwell.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.