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Near Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Divide Cemetery

 
 
Divide Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Divide Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In 1896 the Smith and Chapman families donated 4 acres here for a cemetery and church lot. A sanctuary for all faiths was built on the site the same year to serve the scattered ranches along the divide between the watersheds of the Colorado and North Concho Rivers.
     First to be buried here was Mrs. H.A. (Callie) Chapman (1870-97). The cemetery contains about 100 graves, including those of the earliest settlers of this area of Coke County and veterans of World Wars I and II and Korea.
     This cemetery is still used by descendants of many pioneers.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1232.)
 
Location. 31° 48.354′ N, 100° 41.795′ W. Marker is near Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Walnut Road and Cemetery Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Robert Lee TX 76945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natural Landmark Shelving Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edith (approx. 8.4 miles away); World War I Peace Monument (approx. 9.6 miles away); Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1
Divide Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Divide Cemetery
Marker is visible in the opening of the trees
(approx. 13.9 miles away); Sanco (approx. 17.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Divide Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on July 17, 2016.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.
 
Marker 200 Feet East of Divide Cemetery Burial Plots image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Marker 200 Feet East of Divide Cemetery Burial Plots
Grave Site of Callie Chapman image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
4. Grave Site of Callie Chapman
First burial in Divide Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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