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Near Novice in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Counts Cemetery

 
 
Counts Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
1. Counts Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Earliest known interment was that of a child, Mary Louisa Hale, on Nov. 30, 1880. In Jan. 1884, Andy and Christian Fannin sold 4 acres to M.C. Bright, J.M. Carter, R.F. Counts, John A. Chambers, J.M. Givens, D.W. and William Hale, Alf. A. Hanscomb, J.T. Hardegree, P. Hawkins, F.B. Massengale, Jesse Rogers, and C.C. Simmons as a public cemetery for the rural community of “Content”. The plot was named for R.F. Counts, who bought the surrounding property in 1889. An additional 4 acres were donated by Sidney Bright in the 1930s. An unknown number of Confederate veterans of the Civil War are buried here.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1083.)
 
Location. 32° 1.701′ N, 99° 45.191′ W. Marker is near Novice, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on County Road 181 mile west of Farm to Market Road 382, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ranger Campsite (approx. mile away); Ranger Peak (approx. mile away); Cotton Production in Runnels County (approx.
Entrance to Counts Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
2. Entrance to Counts Cemetery
mile away); Old Townsite of Content (approx. 1.1 miles away); Atoka Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Crews (approx. 6.6 miles away); Jim Ned Creek (approx. 12.3 miles away); Pioneer Physician J.D. Windham (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Novice.
 
More about this marker. Etched at the bottom of the marker is the inscription “Marker Sponsors: Frances and Sheila Allen”.
 
Also see . . .  Counts Cemetery. From the findagrave.com website. (Submitted on November 28, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Counts Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
3. Counts Cemetery
View to Northwest from Counts Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
4. View to Northwest from Counts Cemetery
County Road 181 in background
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By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
5. Counts Cemetery
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By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
6. Counts Cemetery
View to northwest
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By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
7. Counts Cemetery
Headstone of R.F. Counts image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
8. Headstone of R.F. Counts
R.F. Counts grave on left side
Grave Marker of Mary Louisa Hale image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
9. Grave Marker of Mary Louisa Hale
Earliest known interment in cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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