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

Round Mound Cemetery

 
 
Round Mound Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
1. Round Mound Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Round Mound Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Jones County and is located near the site of the former Deadman Creek or Round Mound settlement. The name “Round Mound” may derive from the highest point in the area, which is located approximately one half mile southwest of the cemetery, or may refer to the smaller mound on which the cemetery is situated. In October 1889, the two-acre plot already being used as Round Mound Cemetery was officially designated as such by property owners Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Connolly. Hinton and Rachel Manly deeded an additional acre of land to the cemetery in March 1896.
     The two earliest marked burials are those of Fannie C. Harry and Charity E. Hinds, who both died in 1882. These graves are located in the northeast quarter of the cemetery. The sole fenced family plot in the cemetery contains the graves of cousins Nona Bell Manly and Ruby Harvey, who died in 1895 and 1900.
     The tabernacle at the center of the cemetery was built in the early 1900s and was used for shelter during funerals. Arborvitae evergreen trees were also planted at the cemetery at this time. During the 1950s a chain link fence and arched metal entrance gate were constructed and additional undeveloped acreage was acquired across FM 1082. Arizona cypress trees were planted in the early 1960s. Along with the
Cemetery Tabernacle Structure image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
2. Cemetery Tabernacle Structure
Marker is located immediately west of the structure
traditional grave markers located throughout the cemetery are numerous native stone markers, as well as decorative urns, veterans plaques and folk decorations.

Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007

 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15905.)
 
Location. 32° 34.209′ N, 99° 39.377′ W. Marker is near Abilene, Texas, in Jones County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 1082 half a mile north of Farm to Market Road 3522, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the center of Round Mound Cemetery next to the tabernacle structure; the above directions are to the cemetery entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Fort Phantom Hill Parks - Johnson Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Phantom Hill (approx. 5.2 miles away); Butterfield Trail (approx. 6.8 miles away); Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch (approx. 7.6 miles away); Abilene Christian University
Round Mound Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
3. Round Mound Cemetery Entrance
(approx. 7.8 miles away); Hardin-Simmons University (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Hardin-Simmons Bell (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
View to North Along Farm to Market Road 1082 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
4. View to North Along Farm to Market Road 1082
Cemetery is located to the right (east) of the road
The 1950s undeveloped cemetery acreage is to the left (west) of the road
Round Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
5. Round Mound Cemetery
View to the east from the southwest corner of cemetery
Round Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
6. Round Mound Cemetery
View to the southwest from the northeast corner of cemetery
Burial Site of Fannie C. Harry image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
7. Burial Site of Fannie C. Harry
The Harry burial site is located in the center of the plot
Headstone of Fannie C. Harry image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
8. Headstone of Fannie C. Harry
Burial Plot of Cousins Nona Bell Manly and Ruby Harvey image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
9. Burial Plot of Cousins Nona Bell Manly and Ruby Harvey
Round Mound Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 27, 2014
10. Round Mound Cemetery
View to west from tabernacle structure
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 31, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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