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Near Hawley in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Compere Cemetery

 
 
Compere Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
1. Compere Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This burial ground is all that remains of the farming community of Compere, established in the 1880s on ranch land sold by the Compere brothers. In 1900, Daniel and Callie Palmer settled in the area along with their children: Henry, Wilder, William, Roman, Vernon, Ford and Norbin. The Palmers deeded two acres of land for a community cemetery in 1904. The first known burial, that of the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. O.H. Ashby, took place the same year. Gravestones yield information on former residents, including Carrie Shannon Palmer, who died in the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, community leaders and veterans of military conflicts.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12502.)
 
Location. 32° 34.949′ N, 99° 58.571′ W. Marker is near Hawley, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is on County Road 447 0.2 miles south of County Road 454, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hawley TX 79525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Truby Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Truby School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Butterfield Trail
Compere Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
2. Compere Cemetery Entrance
(approx. 10.2 miles away); Butterfield Mail and Stage Line (approx. 10.2 miles away); Adair - Steadman Site (approx. 12.2 miles away); Cowboys' Christmas Ball (approx. 12.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Building (approx. 12.8 miles away); Castle Peak (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawley.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
View to South Along County Road 447 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
3. View to South Along County Road 447
View to North Along County Road 447 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
4. View to North Along County Road 447
Compere Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
5. Compere Cemetery
View to north from south end of cemetery
Compere Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
6. Compere Cemetery
View to southeast from northwest corner of cemetery
Compere Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
7. Compere Cemetery
View to east from northwest corner of cemetery
Carrie Shannon Palmer image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
8. Carrie Shannon Palmer
Headstone and grave site of
Carrie Shannon Palmer mentioned in marker
Palmer Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
9. Palmer Family Plot
Includes the grave sites of
parents Daniel and Callie and son Roman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 30, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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