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

Silver Valley Cemetery

 
 
Silver Valley Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
1. Silver Valley Cemetery Marker







Inscription. The first known grave here is that of Helen A. (Crocker) Averitt, who, like her husband, John C. Averitt, was an early area spiritual leader and educator. Her burial in 1881 predated the purchase and designation of the land as a cemetery by 20 years. Originally called Robinson's Peak Cemetery, the burial ground contains the graves of other early settlers and their families. Veterans from every branch of the U.S. military were laid to rest here, as were the families of Mexican railroad workers in the early 20th century. An association organized in 1958 maintains the cemetery, which is still in use and remains a link to the history of Silver Valley.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12865.)
 
Location. 31° 57.985′ N, 99° 32.489′ W. Marker is near Novice, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 478 and County Road 476, on the left when traveling east on County Road 478. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coleman TX 76834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Chapel Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Atoka Cemetery
Entrance to Silver Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
2. Entrance to Silver Valley Cemetery
(approx. 7.9 miles away); Coleman County (approx. 9.4 miles away); Camp Colorado C.S.A. (approx. 10.7 miles away); Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord (approx. 10.7 miles away); Centennial School (approx. 11.6 miles away); Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Blair House (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Silver Valley Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on November 18, 2015.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
View to Northwest from County Road 478 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to Northwest from County Road 478
View to Southeast towards CR 478 / CR 476 Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
4. View to Southeast towards CR 478 / CR 476 Intersection
Silver Valley Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
5. Silver Valley Cemetery
View to southwest from northeast corner of cemetery
Headstone of Grave of Helen Averitt image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
6. Headstone of Grave of Helen Averitt
Earliest known burial in cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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