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Near Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Handley Cemetery

(In area known as Teville)

 
 
Handley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Handley Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Site given by John J. Handley (1842-1935), Confederate veteran who settled here in 1892, after living earlier in Georgia and in Smith and Comanche Counties, Texas. A farmer, he lived to see agriculture rival ranching.

Teville (named for "T" Junction in road) post office was opened here in 1906; closed 1910.

W.B. Berry, with W.H. Badgett, surveyed 4-acre cemetery, 1914. Graves were moved from across road into this ground. In 1945 Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Strain gave one acre to enlarge the cemetery.

Four generations of Handley's family and neighbors rest here.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2356.)
 
Location. 32° 26.424′ N, 100° 59.56′ W. Marker is near Colorado City, Texas, in Mitchell County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1229 8.8 miles south of State Highway 350, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado City TX 79512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Handley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Handley Cemetery Marker
. Site of Town of Cuthbert (approx. 3.8 miles away); Coleman Ranch Field Discovery Well (approx. 5.4 miles away); We Will Remember (approx. 6.8 miles away); Site of First Westbrook School and Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Campsite of the Marcy Expedition (approx. 7.7 miles away); Col-Tex Refinery (was approx. 7.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Discovery Well of the Permian Basin (approx. 7.9 miles away); Mitchell County (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado City.
 
Also see . . .  Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Handley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Handley Cemetery Marker
John J. Handley (1842-1935) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
4. John J. Handley (1842-1935)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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