Levelland in Hockley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hockley County Cemetery
County death records indicate that the first burial at the site was that of Jerry McHenry, an African American who was interred in April 1930. In 1975, the burial of Nora Robertson was the last one recorded at the site. The cemetery contains fourteen marked graves and over 100 unmarked burials.
Although the cemetery remains open for interment, it has seen little use since the 1960s, when the city of Levelland Cemetery was desegregated. Today, Hockley County Cemetery serves as a reminder of an important group of people who worked hard to build Hockley County.
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16687.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1930.
Location. 33° 36.099′ N, 102° 25.533′ W. Marker is in Levelland, Texas, in Hockley County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 114 and West Ellis Street, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 114. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Levelland TX 79336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); City of Levelland (approx. 3 miles away); Hockley County (approx. 5˝ miles away); City of Sundown Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); Former Whiteface Motel (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3. submitted on February 28, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.